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AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS 





Vegetable S u m rr^^^ r 7= 



Florida Agricultural Statistics Service 
I 222 Woodward Street 
Orlando, Florida 32803 



1995-96 - 
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Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 
BOB CRAWFORD. Commissioner 
The Capitol • Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800 




Dear Friend: 

Information included in this publication will provide a foundation for making sound 
production, marketing and policy decisions which affect Florida agriculture. Informed decision 
making is needed at all levels to ensure a viable and productive future for our agricultural 
industries. It also helps assure consumers of adequate food supplies at reasonable prices. 

Agriculture is a vital 6 billion dollar industry in Florida's economy. Domestic and foreign 
production is an increasing source of competition for our state's producers. The $1.5 billion fruit 
and vegetable segment must maintain high productivity and efficiency levels to meet these 
challenges. 

These statistics were compiled through the cooperation of the Florida Department of 
Agriculture and Consumer Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This and other 
timely publications would not be possible without the assistance of thousands of producers who 
voluntarily contributed their time to accumulate and provide us with the basic data from which 
these official estimates were prepared. I extend my sincere appreciation to all who have 
participated in this important effort. 




COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE 



FLORIDA 
AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS 



Vegetable Summary 

Florida Department of Agriculture 
and Consumer Services 
Bob Crawford, Commissioner 
Tallahassee, Florida 



Florida Agricultural Division of Marketing 

Statistics Service and Development 

John D. Witzig, State Statistician Nelson L. Pugh, Director 

Orlando, Florida Tallahassee, Florida 



Cooperating with 

U.S. Department of Agriculture University of Florida 

Agricultural Marketing Service Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences 

and Agricultural Experiment Stations 

National Agricultural Statistics Service Department of Food & Resource Economics 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

The acreage, production, and value statistics in this bulletin are official State and USDA estimates 
prepared by the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service. Extended commodity coverage and county and area 
detail were made possible through the participation of the Department of Food and Resource Economics, 
University of Florida, in the estimating program. The Bureau of State Farmers' Markets, Florida Department 
of Agriculture, and the County Extension Agents of the Cooperative Extension Service were also very 
helpful in supplying area and county information. Shipment statistics were provided by the Market News 
Section of the Florida Department of Agriculture and the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. 

Growers, shippers, and processors volunteered most of the basic data used in developing these 
statistics. The public spirited cooperation of these individuals and groups is appreciated. Grower 
organizations have provided valuable assistance and data throughout the season. These groups include 
Florida Tomato Committee, Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, and the Zellwood Sweet Corn Exchange. Sales 
agencies and transportation firms provided additional data. The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association 
provided the cover design and Asgrow Seed Company provided the Florida map art work. 

Field personnel, A.J. Wilson, Parrish; E.J. Hutchins, Deerfield Beach; Charles Robertson, 
Homestead; Carl Ouzts, Orlando; and Robert McClelland, Immokalee, collected much of the basic acreage 
and production data in this bulletin. This report was assembled by Wade Adams, Shirley Zonner, and 
Bernie Albrecht of the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, and H.B. Buchanan, of the Market News 
Section. The authors also wish to thank Marcelo Diaz, Kitty Hildreth, Pat Quittence, Iris Soils, and others 
of the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service who assisted in compiling and preparing this report. 

For more information call: (407) 648-6020 



Published April 1 997 



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WEST 

A. Holmes-Jackson-Washington counties - Butter beans, field peas, 
watermelons. 

B. Gadsden County - Pole beans, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes. 
NORTH 

C. Suwannee Valley - Beans, corn, cucumbers, greens, peas, 
peppers, potatoes, squash, watermelons. 

Starke-Brooker-Lake Butier - Lima beans, snap beans, blueberries, 
cucumbers, peppers, squash, strawberries. 
Hastings - Cabbage, potatoes. 

Gainesville-Alachua - Blueberries, bush beans, cucumbers, 
peppers, potatoes, squash. 

Island Grove-Hawthorne - Blueberries, cucumbers, peppers, sweet 
corn, squash, watermelons. 
NORTH CENTRAL 

H. Oxford-Pedro - Tomatoes, watermelons. 

I. Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood - Cabbage, carrots, celery, sweet corn, 
cucumbers, escarole, greens, lettuce, peppers, radishes, spinach. 

J. Webster - Cucumbers, eggplant, peppers. 
WEST CENTRAL 
K. Lake Placid - Celery. 

Plant City-Balm - Blueberries, bush and pole beans, lima beans, 
cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, greens, squash, 
strawberries, cherry tomatoes, watermelons. 
Palmetto-Ruskin - Cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, strawberries, 
tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, watermelons. 
Sarasota - Cabbage, celery, cucumbers, sweet corn, escarole. 
lettuce, radishes. 

Wauchula - Blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, 
watermelons. 
EAST CENTRAL 

P. Ft. Pierce - Tomatoes, watermelons. 
SOUTHWEST 

Q. Snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet and hot 
peppers, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum 
tomatoes, watermelons. 

EVERGLADES 

R. Bush beans, cabbage, celery, Chinese cabbage, sweet corn, 

escarole, greens, lettuce, potatoes, radishes. 
SOUTHEAST 

S. Martin County - Cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelons. 

Pompano - Bush beans, lima beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, 
eggplant, sweet ar>d hot peppers, squash, tomatoes, cherry 
tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 

Homestead - Bush and pde beans, cabbage, sweet corn, eggplant, 
okra, pickles, potatoes, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, cherry 
tomatoes, plum tomatoes. 




Commercial Vegetables 

ic Vegetables are grown in several areas 
of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, 
and Lee counties. 

Watermelons 



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Usual dates for planting and harvesting vegetables, 
nnelons, potatoes, and strawberries 



Crop 


Planting 


Usual Harvest Dates 


Dates ^' 


Begins 


Most active 


Ends 


Snap Beans ^' 


Aug 1 5 - Apr 1 


Oct 15 


Nov 1 - May 1 


June 15 


Blueberries 




Apr 15 


May 1 - May 25 


June 10 


Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Mar 15 


Oct 25 


Jan 1 - Apr 1 5 


Jun 15 


Carrots 


Aug 15 - Feb 15 


Nov 1 


Dec 15 - May 25 


June 10 


Cantaloupes 


Jan 15 - Mar 15 


Mar 10 


May 15 - Jun 20 


Jul 10 


Cauliflower 


Sep 15 - Jan 1 


Dec 15 


Jan 1 - Mar 1 5 


Apr 15 


Celery 


Aug 1 - Apr 15 


Oct 25 


Dec 1 5 - Jun 1 


Jul 10 


Chinese Cabbage 


Sep 1 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - May 15 


Jun 1 


Sweet corn 


Jul 25 - May 10 


Sep 25 


Nov 15 - Jun 15 


Jun 15 


Cucumbers 


Aug 1 - Apr 1 


Sep 20 


Nov 1 - Dec 1 5 
Apr 20 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Eggplant 


Jul 1 5 - Apr 1 


Oct 1 


Nov 15 - Jul 1 


Aug 1 


Escarole and Endive 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - May 25 


Jun 1 


Lettuce and Romaine 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Dec 1 - May 1 


Jun 1 


Parsley 


Aug 25 - Apr 1 


Oct 20 


Nov 1 5 - May 25 


Jun 1 


Green Peppers 


Aug 1 - Mar 15 


Oct 20 


Nov 15 - Jun 15 


Jul 1 


Potatoes 


Sep 15 - Mar 1 


Dec 26 


Feb 1 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Radishes 


Sep 1 - May 15 


Sep 20 


Nov 1 5 - May 1 


Jun 15 


Spinach (Proc.) 


Nov 1 - Jan 1 


Jan 15 


Feb 1 - Mar 1 


Mar 15 


Squash ^' 


Aug 1 5 - Apr 1 


Sep 1 


Nov 15 - May 15 


Jul 1 


Strawberries 


Oct 1 - Nov 1 5 


Dec 15 


Feb 1 - Apr 1 


May 15 


Tomatoes 


Jul 25 - Mar 15 


Oct 15 


Nov 15 - Jun 1 


Jul 1 


Watermelons 


Dec 1 5 - Apr 1 


Apr 1 


May 1 - Jul 1 


Jul 15 



Usual date direct seeded or transplanted. ^' Includes Pole Beans. ^' A small acreage of summer squash is 
marketed locally during July and August. 



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CONTENTS 



ITEM 



PAGE 



Definitions and Explanations 1 

Narrative Summary of 1 995-96 Crop Year 2 

Narrative Summaries of Individual Crops, 1 995-96 Crop Year 4-13 

Summary of Acreage, Production, and Value by Crops, 

1994-95 and 1995-96 Crop Years 14 

Summary of Harvested Acreage and Value, 

1981-82 through 1 995-96 15 

Confidentiality of Collected Data and Release Distribution Policy 69 

State Farmers Markets 70 



Individual Crop Data 



Narrative 
Summary 



Acreage, 
Production 
and Value 



Shipments 



Unloads 



Snap Beans 


4 


16 


51 


62 


Blueberries 


4 








Cabbage 


5 


18 


52 


62 


Cantaloupes 


12 






62 


Carrots 


5 


20 


52 


62 


Cauliflower 


12 




53 


63 


Celery 


12 




53 


63 


Chinese Cabbage 


13 




53 


63 


Sweet Corn 


5 


22 


54 


64 


Cucumbers 


6 


25 


54 


64 


Eggplant 


7 


28 


55 


64 


Escarole-Endive 


7 


30 


55 


64 


Greens 


12 




55 


64 


Lettuce 






56 


65 


Okra 


12 




56 


65 


Dry Onions 


13 




57 




Parsley 


13 




57 




Peas 


13 




59 


68 


Bell Peppers 


8 


32 


57 


66 


Potatoes 


9 


35 


58 


66 


Radishes 


9 


38 


58 


67 


Squash 


10 


39 


59 


67 


Strawberries 


10 


42 


59 


67 


Tomatoes 


10 


44 


60 


68 


Cherry Tomatoes 






60 


68 


Watermelons 


11 


49 


61 




Other Vegetables 


12 




61 




Summary of Shipments by Crops, 










by Months, 1 995-96 






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IV 



DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 



SEASONAL GROUPS-State level estimates for most 
crops are estimated on a six month seasonal basis. 
These statistics are published in January. The periods are 
for the crop year July through December and January 
through June. The two six month periods were combined 
in this publication into a crop year total for all crops. 
Production sold or utilized is shown by months. 

PLANTED ACREAGE is the total acreage which has 
been planted for harvest during the crop year. Acreage 
lost and replanted to the same crop in time for harvest in 
the same quarter is counted only once. Acreage harvest- 
ed and planted again to the same crop is counted twice. 

HARVESTED ACREAGE is the acreage partially or 
completely harvested. Acreage lost before or at maturity 
through natural or economic causes is not included in the 
acreage for harvest. 

YIELD is the average production per harvested acre 
of merchantable quality harvested and sold or utilized for 
human consumption. 

PRODUCTION is the quantity actually harvested and 
sold or utilized for human consumption. 

UNIT VALUE for fresh market sales is the equivalent 
price received, f.o.b. shipping point basis and encompas- 
ses all grades and sizes marketed or utilized. Included are 
packing charges, selling charges, precooling, top ice, or 
other costs which contribute to the value of the product 
at shipping point. The value per unit for quantities sold to 
processors is the average value paid for usable quantities, 
on a "delivered to plant door" basis. This value includes 
transportation and other normal costs incident to delivery 
at plant door. 

TOTAL VALUE is the equivalent value of production 
sold or utilized based on the unit value. Cullage and other 



quantities not sold or utilized because of natural or eco- 
nomic factors are excluded. 

OTHER COUNTIES include harvested acreage for all 
counties for which either published data would result in 
the disclosure of individual operations or acreage totals 
for specific commodities are of minor importance in the 
State. 

All shipments and unloads, i:ail,_t£U£k,_ak, and hoai, 
are recorded nationally in 10,000 pound units each day. 
Annual releases are in 1,000 cwt. In this publication, 
shipments and unloads for some commodities were 
converted to most common trading units. Rail and piggy- 
back weights and conversion factors were determined by 
several Market News Service field offices. Mixed car (rail) 
loadings by stations have been prorated by commodities. 

Where possible, the national Market News Service in 
Washington, D. C. has established a single uniform 
weight per commodity to be used nationally in converting 
to weight units for the various means of transportation. 
Weights per common container used and number of units 
per rail car or truck may be obtained by writing Federal- 
State Market News, 775 Warner Lane, Orlando, Florida 
32803. 

PRODUCTION AND PRICE UNIT-The official USDA 
vegetable crop estimates are published on a weight basis. 
For this bulletin, the official estimates for most vegetable 
crops have been converted to what is believed to be the 
most commonly used containers. If changes in container 
weights are necessary, all data pertaining to the produc- 
tion of the commodity in question are revised to maintain 
comparability between years. The table below gives the 
net weight used per container and the number of contain- 
ers per hundredweight for Florida produce. 



Most common unit, estimated net weight, and units per hundredweight, Florida produce, 1 995-96 crop season 



Commodity 


Unit 


Est. net 
weight 


No. of 
units 
per cwt 


Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 
weight 


No of 
units 
per cwt 






Pounds 








Pounds 




Snap Beans 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Lettuce, Iceberg 


Carton 


50 


2.000 


Blueberries 


Flat 


11 


9.090 


Lettuce, Romaine 


Carton 


40 


2.500 


Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Lettuce, Leaf 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Carrots 


Sack 


48 


2.083 


Okra 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Cauliflower 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Parsley 


Crate 


21 


4.762 


Celery 


Crate 


60 


1.667 


Bell Pepper 


Bushel 


28 


3.571 


Chinese Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2.000 


Potatoes 


Sack 


100 




Sweet Corn 


Crate 


42 


2.381 


Radishes 


Carton 


15 


6.667 


Cucumbers 


Bushel 1 1/9 


55 


1.818 


Squash 


Bushel 


42 


2.381 


Eggplant 


Bushel 


33 


3.030 


Strawberries 


Flat 


12 


8.333 


Escarole 


Crate 


25 


4.000 


Tomatoes 


Carton 


25 


4.000 


Lettuce, Bibb 


Carton 


10 


10.000 


Watermelons 


Cwt 


100 




Lettuce, Boston 


Carton 


20 


5.000 











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SUMMARY OF THE 1995-96 SEASON 



The value of vegetables, watermelons, pota- 
toes, and berries produced in Florida during the 1995- 
96 season totaled $1.48 billion, dov\/n two percent or 
$26.7 million from the 1994-95 value of $1.51 billion. 
All values of production declined except for snap-beans, 
cabbage, cucumbers, Irish potatoes, and other vegeta- 
bles. 

Acreage planted to vegetables, watermelons, 
potatoes, and strawberries during the 1 995-96 season 
totaled 369,200 acres, down three percent from the 
380,850 acres planted during the 1994-95 season. 
Producers showed increased 1995-96 plantings for 
cabbage, sweet corn, escarole, other vegetables, and 
watermelon. 

The total 1995-96 acreage harvested of 
349,500 acres, dropped two percent or 7,300 acres 
from the previous season acreage of 356,800 acres. 
The areas harvested for cabbage, sweet corn, escarole, 
Irish potatoes, and watermelons showed increases from 
the 1994-95 season. 

The average yield per harvested acre was higher 
than the previous season for snap beans, cabbage, 
carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, Irish potatoes, and 
radishes. The remaining commercial vegetables with 
published estimates showed lower yield averages than 
realized during the 1 994-95 season. 



WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS 

Warm, rainy conditions marked the climate from 
mid-July through September with the hot temperatures 
retarding crop development and the storms delaying 
field preparations and planting in most vegetable 
production areas. Many localities recorded a 100 degree 
temperature or higher during late July and the first half 
of August. During early August, Hurricane Erin dumped 
from five to ten inches of rain and whipped winds up to 
100 miles per hour as it moved over the southeast 
coast into the central Peninsula and over some western 
Panhandle localities. Tropical Storm Jerry took nearly 
the same path during late August and dropped from one 
to over eleven inches of rain. Scattered showers, 
caused by tropical moisture being pumped over the 
State, continued to cause some planting delays during 
September. Over four inches of rain fell in Belle Glade 
during one day in mid-September. Planting in the North 



Central region increased in late September with some 
growers providing supplemental irrigation to ensure 
good germination and transplant growth. In early-to-mid 
October two other hurricanes. Opal and Roxanne, 
occurred in the southwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico 
and brought more heavy rain to some vegetable areas. 
Strong winds from Opal laid over some tomatoes in the 
northern and Palmetto-Ruskin areas. Opal's winds 
reduced yield prospects by blowing blooms off plants 
and bruising some young fruit on tomatoes and peppers 
in the northern. East Coast, Southwest, and 
Palmetto-Ruskin regions. In the Southwest, hard rainfall 
from Opal beat snap beans and eggplant, slowing 
development, and washed potato fumigation beds 
away, slowing ground preparation for planting. Opal's 
rainfall over the Everglades and some Central fields 
boosted crop development and replenished soil moisture 
supplies. Standing water over Southwest roads from 
the fall rains limited access to some acreage. Tractors, 
big machinery, or four-wheel drive vehicles were needed 
to enter the fields. Heavy rains during mid-to-late 
October caused some acreage losses for snap beans 
and squash in Dade County for radishes in the 
Everglades and for watermelons near Wauchula. Also, 
nearly all vegetables around Immokalee suffered some 
yield loss. A significant acreage in the south Webster 
and Center Hill areas was lost to the October flooding. 
Mostly dry, cooler weather over the southern Peninsula 
in late October helped evaporate excess water in most 
fields. The milder conditions brought fieldwork and 
harvest progress back to schedule. Growers in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin drained excess water off fields after 
heavy showers in early November. This heavy rain did 
not significantly affect plant growth, but did reduce 
yields due to bruising of fruit and loss of blooms. 

Drier conditions for most of November and 
December kept planting and harvesting on a normal 
pace. Cooler temperatures during the last half of 
November slowed plant growth and fruit development. 
Most northem han/esting ended as cooler temperatures 
arrived. Strong, cold winds in late November tossed 
some vines and burned some leaves in Dade County 
and in the East Coast and Southwest regions. Plants 
recovered during the mild weather that followed during 
late November and early December. These milder 
conditions provided nearly ideal harvesting conditions. 
Yields for many crops improved as growers started to 
pick fruit that developed after the adverse fall weather. 
Temperatures dipped to near freezing during early 
December around Lake Apopka but caused no 



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significant damage to crops. Some radish, carrot, and 
leaf crops were singed, but no significant commercial 
losses occurred. Heavy inorning fog in early December 
caused field work delays in some southern Peninsula 
localities. Mild temperatures and mostly dry weather 
returned by mid-December with fall crop harvesting 
meeting the holiday demand. Dade County growers 
began the commercial harvest of tomatoes in mid- 
December with a very low volume picked. Tempera- 
tures during late December in central and southern 
areas remained cool but above freezing until the morn- 
ings of December 25 and 26. Dade County and most of 
the southwestern acreage escaped damage from this 
freezing weather. Most growers in the Plant City area 
ran overhead sprinklers to form ice caps on strawberry 
plants for protection from freezing temperatures. Some 
pepper and cucumber leaves were burned in a few 
southeastern fields. Heavy rainfall around New Year's 
Day caused very muddy conditions in fields around Lake 
Apopka with harvest of cabbage, celery, endive/- 
escarole, lettuce, and carrots at a standstill for about a 
week. Everglades crops escaped the heavy rains with 
only a half inch or less accumulation reported by 
growers. The effects of this heavy rain over the south- 
ern Peninsula varied by locality and crop. The rain 
benefitted most crops in the Southwest, since soil 
moisture was getting dry, and aided crop recovery from 
a late December frost in Dade County. However the 
heavy rain reduced the supply of strawberries in the 
Plant City area. 

In early January, Palmetto-Ruskin, Webster, and 
Center Hill growers delayed the planting of some spring 
crops due to heavy rain and the threat of freezing wea- 
ther. Strong, freezing winds during the night of January 
7 and early morning of January 8 in the Lake Apopka 
area caused some leaf burn. Everglades localities again 
escaped freezing temperatures on January 7 and 8. 
However, virtually all southern Peninsula acreage was 
damaged by temperatures dipping into the 30s and 
wind chills into the 10s and 20s on January 8 and 9. 
Frost and cold winds over the southern Peninsula near 
mid January again burned some foliage on crops not 
protected by wind breaks, sprinkling, or other means. 
Growers around Lake Apopka recorded lows in the 20s 
with leaves of mature crops burned and some young 
acreage killed. Warmer temperatures during late Janu- 
ary helped some surviving plants to recover. Producers 
in the Oxford and Webster areas made final land prepa- 
rations for spring plantings during late January. Grow- 
ers harvested some fruit to avoid damage from cold 
winds and freezing temperatures during early February. 
Some producers sprinkled water on plants to form 
protective igloos and used crop covers and chemical 



sprays to provide protection from early February cold 
temperatures. Drier, warmer weather for a short time 
after the early February cold helped plants recover. 
Stror>g winds and cold temperatures returned to most of 
the southern Peninsula around mid February. These 
strong winds prevented the proper formation of igloos 
over some strawberry plants with some major cold 
temperature damage occurring. Producers in the Pal- 
metto-Ruskin region reported spotty losses of young 
transplants with some growers making spot re-sets in 
some fields and some producers replanting acreage 
completely lost. Squash, eggplant, snap beans, mature 
tomatoes and mature peppers around Immokalee 
suffered heavy foliage damage with some plants killed. 
During late February cold temperatures and strong 
winds over the southern Peninsula again caused signifi- 
cant damage to some crops. Southwestern producers 
recorded lows from the mid 20s to the mid-to-upper 
30s during this cold spell. Heavy frost in Dade County 
burned foliage on squash, snap beans, sweet corn, 
pickles, and potatoes with most tomato plants not 
affected by this cold. Lows near freezing around Lake 
Okeechobee killed some young corn and snap beans 
and burned the tops of radishes. Cold temperatures 
around Lake Apopka slowed the growth of plants which 
had not fully recovered from the earlier freeze. Damage 
in the Palmetto-Ruskin region was limited as growers 
began to replant acreage lost to the earlier freeze. 

During the last half of February balmy condi- 
tions returned to the southern Peninsula and helped 
crops recover from earlier adverse weather. Wet fields 
delayed land preparation for spring crop plantings in the 
Quincy area. Mild weather during the last week of 
February allowed growers in the counties of Sumter, 
Union, and Gilchrist to begin spring crop planting. Cold 
winds tossed plants and burned some foliage during 
early March in Dade County and along the southeastern 
coast. Low temperatures and heavy rain on March 1 
and 1 1 slowed crop development in central areas and 
some southern Peninsula localities. Freezing tempera- 
tures during March 9, 10, and 11 killed watermelons 
and unprotected peppers in Sumter County. Strong 
winds and heavy rains on March 10 and 1 1 caused no 
significant damage to crops along the southeastern 
coast, but bruised some squash and broke leaves off 
plants in Dade County. Strong winds tossed plants and 
wind-borne sand scarred some fruit over the southern 
Peninsula after mid March with some yield prospects 
lowered due to bloom loss, fruit drop, and scarred fruit. 
Sumter County producers replanted a considerable 
acreage lost to the earlier freezes. During late March 
warmer temperatures boosted plant growth and fruit 
development in both northern and southern regions. 



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Rainfall replenished subsoil moisture in northern locali- 
ties, but disrupted spring planting schedules by flooding 
some acreage in some central localities. Near mid-April, 
scattered storms dropped varying amounts of precipita- 
tion over the southern Peninsula. On April 1 1 , tempera- 
tures dipped to freezing or near freezing around Zell- 
wood, buming leaves on some crops. This freezing 
weather damaged some watermelons in northern 
localities with growers replanting some acreage. Cool 
temperatures during the first half of April slowed plant 
development over southern localities. Cold temperatures 
and frosts delayed some plantings in northern areas 
after mid-April. Warmer weather in late April boosted 
crop growth in southern regions. An increasing number 
of 'dust devils' around Lake Okeechobee indicated that 
some southern localities became dry in late April. 

Tomato harvesting began during late April in 
the Palmetto-Ruskin area. Northern growers began to 
pick squash and watermelon harvesting got underway 
around Immokalee by early May. Scattered rainfall 
brought needed moisture to some northem and south- 
ern areas during the first half of May as some north 
central producers irrigated crops to ensure adequate 
moisture. Growers in all areas increased harvesting by 
mid-May to meet the Memorial Day demand as the 
picking of crops in northern areas gained momentum. 
Homestead received about 2 inches of rain in an hour 
and a half from a storm on May 14. Most commercial 
harvesting finished up in Dade County and began to 
slow in the Immokalee area after mid-May. Sweet com 
picking started in the Zellwood area in late May with a 
good volume available for the festival at the end of 
May. Thunderstorms dropped varying amounts of rain 
over both southern and northern fields during late May 
and eariy June with Dade County recording from two to 
1 1 inches of rain during this period. Over two inches fell 
around Immokalee on May 21. Some fields in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin region received from a trace to about 
seven inches of rain. Up to two and a half inches of 
rain accumulated in some southeastern coastal locali- 
ties. Gadsden County received soaking showers on May 
28 and 29 with about two inches accumulating, while 
Union County got neariy one and a half inches over 
May 29 and 30. Subsoil moisture supplies remained 
short in some northem areas with growers continuing to 
irrigate crops during eariy June. Growers around 
Immokalee finished virtually all harvesting, except for 
watermelons, by eariy June. A low market for the first 
half of June caused producers to abandon some squash 
fields. Tomato picking started around Quincy in eariy 
June as frequent rainfall eased drought conditions. The 
harvest of watermelons became very active in northern 
areas by mid-June. Quincy growers continued tomato 



harvesting into eariy July. Scattered showers and warm 
temperatures continued through most of June and the 
first half of July as tropical systems passed near the 
State. 



SNAP BEANS 

Growers produced 4.7 million bushels of snap 
beans for fresh market during the 1995-96 season, 
down 13 percent from the 5.4 million bushels produced 
last year. Harvested acreage at 25,300 acres for the 
1 995-96 season was a decrease of 6,300 from last 
season. The 1995-96 yield of 184 bushels per acre was 
14 bushels more than a year eariier. The record F.O.B. 
price of $15.73 per bushel was $3.66 more than the 
1994-95 price of $12.07 and $3.10 more than the 
1993-94 price of $12.63. The value of the 1995-96 
crop at $73.2 million was up 13 percent from the 
previous season's value of $64.8 million. 

Bush beans are grown in most areas of the 
State. The southeastern area, mainly Dade and Palm 
Beach counties, continued as the major production area. 
Pole beans are grown primarily in Dade County with a 
small amount grown in some northern counties. 

Producers in the central and northem areas 
began planting their fall crop during late summer. 
Southwest growers started planting in late August. 
Dade County and East Coast growers started planting 
in eariy September. Northern harvest was active in 
September and October. West Central harvest started in 
late October. Acreage was lost to wet field conditions 
in late October in the Southwest and Dade County. The 
lost acreage was replanted. In mid-January, frost hurt 
pin beans and leaves in Dade County and the South- 
west. In eariy February, cold winds burned foliage in 
some fields. In the Southwest, tops of young plants 
were burned by the freeze in eariy February. Dade 
County harvest was completed by mid-May. East Coast 
and Southwest harvests were completed by the end of 
May. West Central harvest was complete by mid-June. 
The northern harvest was complete in July. 

BLUEBERRIES 

The acreage of blueberries harvested in 1995-96 
was 1,300 acres, the same as last year. Production 
was an estimated 2,300,000 pounds, with an average 
yield per acre of 1,770 pounds. The value per pound 
was $2.16 and the total value of the crop was 
$4,965,000. Harvesting of blueberries occurs between 



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mid-April and early June. The majority of the acreage 
is in northern counties of the Peninsula with significant 
production also in Hardee, Hillsborough, and Manatee 
counties, as well as in the Panhandle. Both fresh use 
and processing blueberries are produced. 



CABBAGE 

Cabbage growers in Florida produced 5.3 million 
crates and bags of cabbage during the 1 995-96 season, 
up 39 percent from the previous season. The gross 
value of sales was $29.7 million, up 72 percent from a 
year earlier. The season average price was $5.59 per 
crate, up $1.09 from the 1994-95 season. Planted 
acreage totaled 9,400 acres, up 1,900 acres from a 
year eariier. Harvested acreage amounted to 9,000 
acres, up 2,000 acres from the previous year. The 
average yield of 590 crates per acre was up 43 crates 
from the previous year. The Hastings area was the 
leading production area followed by East and West 
Central areas. Manatee County, for the eighth consecu- 
tive year, was the leading cabbage producing county 
with 2,000 acres. 

Planting was underway by mid-September in the 
central area, by early October in the Hastings area, and 
by mid-October in Dade County. Harvest started in the 
North Central area in late November, in the West Central 
area in late December, and in Hastings and Dade 
County in early January. The freezes in January, 
February, and March caused no major damage to the 
cabbage crops. Harvest was complete in Dade County 
by mid-May and in the northern areas by mid-June. 



CARROTS 

Growers produced 84,000,000 pounds of 
carrots during the 1995-96 season, up three percent 
from the previous season's 81,200,000 pounds. 
Harvested area totaled 5,600 acres, down 200 acres 
from the 1994-95 acreage of 5,800 acres dug. Virtually 
all carrots were grown in the central muck area around 
Lake Apopka during the 1995-96 season. The value of 
carrots sold was $12.8 million, down 25 percent from 
the $17.0 million producers received for the previous 
season's crop. The average farm gate price was 1 5.2 
cents per pound, down 57 cents from the 20.9 cents 
per pound averaged in 1994-95. Most monthly prices 
were between 14 and 17 cents per pound. This com- 
pared with the 1994-95 monthly price range of 16 to 
almost 24 cents per pound. Almost half of the 1995-96 



crop was sold in March and April 1996, versus half sold 
during April and May the previous season. 

Planting started by eariy September; however, 
producers delayed most planting until the heavy fall 
rainfall passed. Zellwood growers started harvesting in 
late November. Culling was heavy for the eariy diggings 
due to wet weather during eariy crop development. The 
late December freeze only singed the tops of some 
roots and caused no significant damage to the crop. 
Heavy rainfall over the New Year's holiday brought 
harvest to a standstill for five to seven days due to 
muddy fields. A freeze during the night of January 7 
and the morning of January 8 caused only light damage 
to older acreage with some tops laid over. However, the 
frozen ground damaged some young acreage with some 
acreage lost. The early February freeze killed some 
young plantings which growers were unable to replant. 
Cool temperatures around mid-February slowed growth 
and root development. Harvest reached the season peak 
during March and began to taper off during April with 
some growers finished by eariy May. Supplies became 
low around mid-May due to a planting gap caused by 
the earlier adverse weather. Digging continued into June 
with harvest virtually finished by late month. 



SWEET CORN 

Value of the 1 995-96 sweet corn crop totaled 
$91,284,000, thirteen percent below the 
$104,958,000 estimated for the 1994-95 crop. 
Production at 12,496,000 42-pound crates rose nine 
percent above the previous season's 11,451,000 
crates. Florida continues as the Nation's leader in the 
production of fresh market sweet corn. The value per 
crate averaged $7.31, which is $1 .86 below the record 
high 1994-95 average of $9.17 per crate. Growers 
received record-high prices for the combined October 
and November period and in January. Prices during 
1995-96 ranged from the January high of $15.58 per 
crate to the combined June and July low of $5.46. 
Growers planted 42,000 acres during 1995-96 and 
harvested 41,900 acres. This acreage showed 
increases of six and fourteen percent, respectively, from 
the 39,600 acres planted and the 36,900 acres 
harvested during the previous season. 

Northern growers began planting in July with 
virtually all acreage escaping damage from Hurricane 
Erin in early August. Heavy daily rainfall delayed most 
planting in the Everglades region during the first half of 
September. Harvest of the northern crop began about 
mid-September. Some yields were below normal due to 



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dry conditions during pollination. The small fall acreage 
in Dade County was up to a good stand by late 
September. Zellwood harvesting started by the first of 
October. Southwestern growers began planting during 
early October. In early to mid-October, rainfall from 
tropical storms interrupted harvests around Zellwood, 
slowed the start of East Coast planting with some fields 
covered by water and eroded beds and flooded fields in 
the Southwest with a limited amount of recent 
plantings in low lying areas washed away. Leached 
fertilizer from Dade County fields resulted in reduced 
yields for the early pickings. Light planting started 
along the southeastern coast by late October. Planting 
increased in Dade County by early November with 
growers planting larger fields. Southwestern harvesting 
started about mid-November. Picking in Zellwood and 
northem localities neared an end by late November with 
most fall crop yields below average due to adverse 
weather during ear development. Mild weather during 
the first half of December provided nearly ideal 
harvesting conditions and boosted ear development. 
Dade County growers began picking about mid- 
December. Freezing temperatures that arrived in late 
December burned the top leaves of plants in the East 
Coast region and yellowed leaf tips in Dade County. 
The majority of winter acreage, located in the East 
Coast production area and Dade County, escaped 
significant damage from the heavy rains falling over the 
New Year's holiday. However, freezing temperatures 
during early January killed some acreage and reduced 
ear quality in some fields near the tasseling stage in 
southeastern parts of Dade County. Fields north of 
Homestead escaped damage from this freeze. Strong 
winds accompanying this cold weather blew down 
some young stalks in the East Coast area with milder 
weather during the last half of January helping plants 
recover. Southwestern acreage suffered only minor 
frost damage from the early January cold temperatures 
with spring crop planting increasing after mid-month. 
East Coast growers began light harvesting during the 
last half of January as spring crop planting started. Dry, 
warm weather during the first two weeks of February 
helped plants to recover from the January freeze. 
Producers around Lake Okeechobee began spring crop 
planting after mid-January with some acreage killed by 
freezing temperatures that arrived about mid-February. 
This frost burned young leaves on plants in Dade 
County. Zellwood producers began planting after mid- 
February with a considerable amount killed by an early 
March freeze. Picking of freeze-damaged fields in 
southern Dade County neared an end about mid-March. 
The Zellwood and Everglades growers replanted most of 
the acreage affected by t.iis freeze during late March. 
Dade producers realized good yields and ear quality 



during late March through early April from acreage 
located in northern localities that escaped the freeze. 
Everglades producers started harvesting a light volume 
of the spring crop about mid-March. Cold winds 
blowing in late March produced some damage to older 
fields in Zellwood, but caused no significant harm to 
southwestern acreage. The adverse weather during 
February and March caused plants to develop unevenly 
in some East Coast fields with hail damaging a small 
acreage. Dade County yields during April varied 
considerably according to the amount of earlier freeze 
damage. A light frost on April 1 1 burned some leaves in 
fields around Zellwood with warm, dry weather during 
late April aiding plant recovery. Northern growers had 
planting of spring crop acreage underway by mid-April. 
Scattered rains and warm temperatures during the last 
half of April and most of May boosted crop 
development in all areas. Harvesting reached peak levels 
in the Everglades by late May as Zellwood picking 
began. Dade County and East Coast growers finished 
harvesting by late May. Almost daily rains and warm 
temperatures aided crop development throughout June. 
Northern producers started spring crop picking in early 
June. Zellwood and northem harvests continued 
through most of July with drier conditions causing no 
delays in activity. 

CUCUMBERS 

Fresh market cucumber production totaled 
5,329,000 bushels during 1995-96, four percent below 
the 5,541,000 bushels harvested during the 1994-95 
season. Although yield increased from 420 to 522 
bushels per acre, acreage harvested fell from 13,200 to 
10,200 acres which caused the drop in production. The 
acreage picked in Palm Beach County fell from 4,300 in 

1994- 95, to 2,400 in 1995-96. The value of the 1995- 
96 crop rose 16 percent above the previous season, 
from $41 .8 million in 1 994-95 to $48.4 million for the 

1995- 96 crop. The price received by growers during 
1995-96 averaged $9.08 per bushel, $1 .55 higher than 
the $7.53 per bushel producers received for the 1994- 
95 crop. Growers marketed over half of the crop during 
April, May, and June 1996. Growers in central areas 
harvested 35 percent of the State's 1995-96 
production; in the East Coast region, 29 percent; in the 
Southwest area, 26 percent; and in northern areas, 10 
percent. 

Planting in West Central areas became active 
during August. East Coast growers planted between 
storms during early September with some acreage 
double cropped on the prior season's plastic. Wet 



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conditions during most of September delayed some 
planting and caused loss of a small acreage in the East 
Coast region. Northern producers started harvesting in 
late September from fields planted in July. Southwest- 
ern growers began very light planting by the end of 
September. Hurricane Opal caused no significant 
damage to southern Peninsula fields in early October. 
West Central growers started harvesting the fresh 
market crop in early October as planting ended. Fruit 
began to set in southeastern coastal fields by early 
October. Heavy rains over the southern Peninsula during 
most of October slowed blooming, fruit setting, plant- 
ing, and thinning. These rains also hindered germination 
of recent plantings and flooded some fields in Martin 
and northern Palm Beach Counties. Initial picking began 
in the East Coast and Southwest areas after mid- 
October with low yields reported due to earlier wind and 
water damage. Northern growers wound up harvesting 
in early to mid-November. Windbreaks along southeast- 
ern coastal fields protected plants from strong, cold 
winds blowing after mid-November. These winds singed 
plants in the Southwest with milder weather in early 
December boosting recovery. Cool temperatures in early 
December singed plant leaves in the West Central 
region with plants recovering well as milder weather 
arrived around mid-month. Freezing temperatures and 
strong winds in late December caused significant 
damage to southwestern acreage and some southeast- 
ern coastal fields not protected by crop covers. This 
freeze brought most picking for the commercial market 
to an end in West Central areas. Southwestern harvest- 
ing was limited to mostly salvaging marketable fruit 
during the first days of January with another freeze on 
January 8 and 9 again burning foliage in all southern 
Peninsula fields not protected by windbreaks or crop 
covers. Milder weather after mid-January allowed spring 
crop planting to gain momentum in all areas. Freezing 
temperatures near mid-February heavily damaged spring 
crop plantings not protected in the West Central and 
Southwest regions. Some very young plants were 
protected somewhat by the plastic surrounding the 
plant holes. East Coast growers made last picks of fall 
acreage about mid-February with crop covers protecting 
most of the spring crop plantings from the early March 
freeze. Warmer, drier weather during the last half of 
February allowed West Central growers to replant frozen 
fields and boosted recovery of southwestern acreage. 
West Central and Southwest producers finished most 
spring crop planting by early to mid-March as northern 
growers began planting. Strong, cold winds blowing 
during late March reduced yields through loss of blooms 
while blowing sand harmed small fruit. This cold 
weather slowed development of fields In Sumter County 
while the strong winds broke some vines along the 



southeastern coast. A small acreage in the East Coast 
area showed considerable hail damage in early April. 
Cool temperatures during most of April slowed crop 
progress while mostly dry weather allowed picking to 
gain momentum in the East Coast region. Southwestern 
producers began spring crop harvesting after mid-April 
while West Central growers started about a week later. 
Dry, warmer weather during May allowed crop develop- 
ment and harvesting to progress normally. Northern 
producers began picking in early to mid-May. Hail 
damaged some acreage in the Wimauma/Balm area 
around mid-May. Sumter County harvesting was active 
by late May as picking ended in the Southwest. Heavy 
rainfall during the Memorial Day weekend slowed 
fieldwork. Scattered daily showers and warm weather 
prevailed during most of June. The frequent showers, 
warm temperatures, and low market brought East Coast 
harvesting to an end by early June. West Central and 
northern growers continued picking into late June and 
early July. 



EGGPLANT 

Eggplant production during the 1995-96 season 
totaled 1 ,236,000 bushels. This was down 1 8 percent 
from the 1995 season. Yield averaged 589 bushels per 
acre, 63 bushels less than the previous season's yield. 
Acres harvested totaled 2,100 compared to 2,300 acres 
harvested the previous season. The value of production 
at $10,926,000 declined 19 percent from the 1994-95 
value of $1 3,500,000. The price growers received for 
the 1995-96 crop averaged $8.84 per bushel, $0.16 
per bushel lower than the previous price of $9.00. 
Most of the eggplant production continues to come 
from the Southeast area of the State. 

Planting started in East Coast areas in early 
August, blooming followed in mid-September and 
harvest began near the first of October. Fall storms 
produced some plant damage caused by rain, sand, and 
flooding problems. Good quality fruit continued to be 
shipped, but grade out was high and yield was lower 
than last year. Cool temperatures seasonally slowed 
crop development in December and January. Cold 
temperatures burned some foliage in February causing 
production to decline. Warmer weather in March and 
April helped the crop causing the quality and volume to 
improve. Overall yields declined from last year and 
harvesting was completed by late June. 



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ESCAROLE-ENDIVE 

Escarole and endive production during the 
1995-96 season at 1,178,000 crates sinowed a six 
percent increase from the 1,11 1,000 crates harvested 
in 1994-95. This is the first increase shown after seven 
consecutive years of drops. Although the yield at 512 
crates per acre averaged 26 percent or 1 82 crates lower 
than the previous season's yield of 694 crates, acreage 
harvested at 2,300 acres rose by 700 acres above the 
1,600 acres harvested in 1994-95. Acreage harvested 
also showed the first increase after eleven years of 
decreases. The average price growers received at $4.75 
per crate, fell to the lowest since the $3.91 average in 
1 980-81 . The 1 995-96 price was $5.35 lower than the 

1994- 95 record-high of $10.10. Total value of the 

1995- 96 crop reached $5,590,000, less than half of 
the record- high value of $1 1 ,223,000 growers received 
for the 1994-95 crop. Prices were below the previous 
year for all months of the 1 995-96 season. 

Escarole and endive grow mainly in two areas of 
muck soils, the Central area located northeast of Lake 
Apopka near Zellwood, and the Everglades area located 
around the southeast side of Lake Okeechobee. 

Planting in the central muckiand became very 
active in early August after the passage of Hurricane 
Erin. Daily storms during much of September delayed 
planting in the Everglades. Heavy rains affected germi- 
nation throughout October. Light harvest started in 
early November. Growers lost no acreage to the early 
December freeze with growers discarding outer leaves 
singed by the cold winds prior to marketing. Mild 
weather during most of the rest of December boosted 
crop development and allowed harvest to proceed on 
schedule. Most fields escaped the effects of cold 
temperatures during late December with only light 
burning of leaf tips reported. A strong market at the 
end of December and into early January accelerated 
harvesting around Lake Okeechobee. Harvest in the 
Lake Apopka area came to a standstill for five to seven 
days at the beginning of January due to muddy fields. 
The cold temperatures before mid-January singed outer 
leaves with plants recovering from this damage. Harvest 
in the Everglades slowed during late January due to a 
planting gap caused by heavy fall rains. Zellwood 
growers completed harvesting fall crop acreage in late 
January as spring crop planting started. The freezes 
near mid-February caused very little damage with 
balmier weather during the rest of the month aiding 
plant recovery. Zellwood producers began harvesting 
the spring crop acreage by early March. Strong winds 
and temperatures near freezing burned some leaves 



during eariy March with warmer, drier weather during 
the rest of March aiding plant recovery. April showers 
boosted crop development. Harvest increased during 
April in all areas with the supply declining as hot 
weather arrived in May. Growers continued harvesting 
into July. 

BELL PEPPERS 

The 1995-96 production totaled 19,021 million 
bushels, 19 percent above the previous season's 
production of 16,018 million bushels. The Southeast 
region accounted for over 40 percent of production, 
followed by the Southwest with over 39 percent, and 
central areas with over 19 percent. Acreage picked 
during the 1995-96 season totaled 20,300 acres, equal 
to the 1994-95 acreage harvested. Growers picked an 
average of 937 bushels per acre during the 1995-96 
season, 148 bushels above the yield of 789 bushels 
averaged during the previous season. The 1995-96 
yield is the third highest of record which continues to 
reflect the use of new, higher yielding varieties over the 
past several years. Producers received an average of 
$9.76 per bushel in 1995-96, $2.27 lower than the 
$12.03 that growers averaged during 1994-95. The 
value of the 1995-96 crop totaled $185,672,000, four 
percent below the 1994-95 total of $192,731,000. 
Prices stayed below the 1994-95 prices for all months 
except May. 

East Coast growers began planting in late July 
and eariy August, while planting in the West Central 
and Southwest regions got underway from mid-to-late 
August. Scattered, heavy rains during late August and 
most of September delayed planting and reduced the 
effectiveness of pesticides in most southern Peninsula 
fields. The below normal fruit set, the loss of blooms, 
and the dropping of immature fruit caused by these 
frequent hard rains, accompanied by strong winds and 
high temperatures, lowered the volume of initial picks in 
the oldest fields. West Central producers finished fall 
crop planting in eariy October. East Coast growers 
began fall crop harvesting by mid-October. Windy, wet 
weather during mid-to-late October flooded some fields 
in northern localities of the East Coast region, and 
heavily damaged some plants in low lying areas. This 
adverse weather also caused further bloom losses and 
baiised young fruit in the West Central and Southwest 
regions. Producers in the West Central area started 
picking during the last half of October. Southwestern 
growers began Initial harvesting in eariy November. 
Winter crop planting became active during late Novem- 
ber in the East Coast area. Cool, drier weather during 
November and most of December speeded harvesting 



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over the southern Peninsula. Freezing temperatures 
burned the leaves of some plants in the East Coast area 
in late December with most plants recovering. South- 
western fields escaped damage from the late December 
icing. Cold temperatures and strong winds returned in 
early January, and again lowered yields by blowing 
blooms off plants and bruising young fruit in the 
Southwest, and burning some foliage in unprotected 
fields along the southeastern coast. East Coast growers 
began planting spring crop acreage by mid-January. 
Producers in the West Central area finished fall crop 
harvesting about mid-January. High winds damaged 
some plants in Dade County around mid-January, Milder 
weather during the last part of January and the first few 
days of February helped plants to recover from the 
earlier adverse weather. Growers harvested some fruit 
before cold winds and temperatures near freezing 
arrived on February 5 with most acreage in the East 
Coast area escaping major damages. Older plants in the 
Southwest suffered major foliage damage and bruising 
of fruit due to this adverse weather. Some West Central 
growers covered young plants with cups to avoid 
significant harm. Some acreage in the Southwest and 
West Central regions was killed by this freeze. More 
freezing weather accompanied by strong, cold winds 
was felt over the southern Peninsula about mid-February 
with no significant damage reported. Balmy conditions 
during late February and early March spurred growth 
and development of young plants, and helped some 
older acreage recover from eariier freeze damage. In late 
February, southwestern growers completed spring crop 
planting and replanting of acreage killed by the earlier 
adverse weather. Strong winds and heavy rains over 
March 9 through 1 1 caused bloom losses with yields 
reduced. Some Sumter County growers covered fields 
for protection from this adverse weather, but lost 
acreage in unprotected areas. By late March, West 
Central producers finished spring crop planting and 
replanting of fields lost to the earlier freezes. Strong 
winds in late March tossed plants as wind-borne sand 
scarred fruit over the central and southern Peninsula. 
Cool temperatures in early April slowed plant growth. 
The return of hot weather in late April boosted fruit 
development. Scattered rains throughout April caused 
some picking delays and reduced the effectiveness of 
pesticides. West Central growers began spring crop 
harvesting during late April. Plants in Sumter County 
were setting fruit by eariy May. Scattered rainfall aided 
plant growth during May. Southwestern growers 
finished spring crop picking as northern producers 
started harvesting in late May and early June. Thunder- 
storms, occurring almost daily in late May and eariy 
June, prevented spray applications for the control of 
insects in some southeastern localities with harvesting 



completed about mid-June. Northern and West Central 
producers continued harvesting through eariy July. 



POTATOES 

Rorida potato production during 1 996, including 
both winter and spring, totaled 9.6 million cwt. This 
was 7 percent more than the 1995 crop. A total of 
46,800 acres were planted for harvest in 1996, the 
same as the previous year, and 44,300 acres were dug, 
up 3 percent from 1 995. The value of the crop was 
placed at $126.2 million, up 50 percent from the 
previous year. The price received for all potatoes 
averaged $13.20 per cwt compared with $9.40 in 
1995. The yield for all potatoes was 217 cwt per acre, 
up 7 cwt from the previous year. 

The first potatoes were planted in the South- 
west area in eariy October. Heavy rains in October in 
the Southwest washed out some fumigation beds and 
caused some replanting. Rains in late October delayed 
the start of planting in Dade County. Dade County 
planting got underway in eariy November. Planting 
ended In both the Southwest and Dade County in 
January. Planting started in the West Central area in 
mid-November and ended in late January. In mid- 
January, Dade County and West Central potatoes had 
leaf bum from a frost. In eariy February, potatoes in the 
Southwest and West Central were heavily damaged by 
a freeze. Harvesting started in the Southwest and Dade 
County in eariy February. In the West Central area 
harvest started in late February. Harvest was complete 
in Dade County, Southwest, and West Central areas in 
late May. 

In the Hastings area, the largest area of potato 
production in Florida, planting started in late December 
and ended in mid-March. A freeze in eariy March hurt 
the early planted potatoes in the Hastings area. The 
plants did recover, but the start of the harvest season 
was delayed. The active harvest of Hastings potatoes 
started in eariy May and was completed in late June. 

The "red-skinned" varieties are the dominant 
potatoes grown for winter harvest in south Florida. 
Most of the winter crop is sold for table stock. In the 
Hastings and the other spring areas, the "white-skin- 
ned" varieties dominate. Most of the Hastings produc- 
tion goes to the potato chip industry. 



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RADISHES 

Production of radishes In Florida totaled 4.8 
million cartons in 1995-96, up 20 percent from the 
previous season. (A carton of radishes is 15 pounds.) 
The area for harvest was 12,400 acres, down 21 
percent from the 1994-95 season. This is also the 
lowest acreage of record. The yield was 390 cartons 
per acre, up 134 cartons from last season. The average 
season value per carton was $4.14, down $1 .80 from 
the 1994-95 season. The value of annual production 
was $20.02 million, down 16 percent from the previous 
season. 

Seedings for the 1 995-96 crop were underway 
by eariy September in the Central/Zellwood and Ever- 
glades areas. Harvest started in the Central area before 
mid-October and in the Everglades after mid-October. 
Planting and harvesting were occasionally delayed by 
wet weather during the remainder of the season. Cold 
temperatures in January, February, and March damaged 
some young fields which were replanted. Harvesting in 
the Everglades area was complete in late May and by 
the end of June in the Central area. 



SQUASH 

The harvested area of squash in the 1995-96 
season was 9,600 acres, down 19 percent from the 
previous season. This was the lowest acreage since 
the 1971-72 season. Production reached 2.0 million 
bushels, down 36 percent from last season. (A bushel 
of squash equals 42 pounds.) This was the lowest 
production since the 1978-79 season. The yield was 
210 bushels per acre, down 54 bushels from the 
1994-95 season. Shipments to out-of-State markets 
had two peaks, a fall peak in December and a spring 
peak in May. The average price for the season was 
$13.54 per bushel, up 27 cents from last season. The 
total value of the crop was $27.3 million down 35 
percent from the 1994-95 season. 

Florida produces acorn, butternut, yellow 
crookneck, yellow straightneck, white, and zucchini 
squash. The Southeast region accounted for 40 percent 
of the State's production, with the Southwest produc- 
ing 34 percent of State's total. 

Planting of the fall crop was active during eariy 
September in the Southwest and East Coast areas and 
was underway by mid-September in the West Central 
area. In Dade County planting was just starting in late 
September. Harvesting in the north was active in eariy 



September and started in late September in the East 
Coast area. Hurricane Opal did no major damage to the 
squash crop. West Central harvest started In mid- 
October and Dade County harvest started in late 
October. Fall harvest was virtually completed by late 
December in the West Central area. The freeze in mid- 
January bumed unprotected plants in Dade County 
and the East Coast. Both the mid-January and eariy 
February freezes did extensive damage to the South- 
west crop. There was no major damage from the eariy 
March freeze. The harvest was complete in southern 
areas by late May and in the North by the end of June. 



STRAWBERRIES 

Production of strawberries reached 1 3,000,000 
flats in the 1995-96 season, down from the 
14,000,000 flats in the 1994-95 season. Area 
harvested was 6,000 acres, the same as the previous 
year. Yield was 2,167 flats per acre, down from the 
2,333 flats per acre last year. (A flat of strawberries 
equals 12 pounds.) The value of the 1995-96 
strawberry crop was $112,632,000 down 5 percent 
from the 1994-95 crop. The price per flat at $8.66 
was up from the 1994-95 price of $8.47 per flat. 

The major production area continues to be in 
Hillsborough County, centered in the Plant City-Dover 
area. A significant amount of U-Pic acreage is grown in 
Dade County and the East Coast area. Planting began 
in late September and was completed by the beginning 
of November. Major varieties include Oso Grande, 
Selva, and Sweet Chariie. Harvesting started in late 
November, peaked in March, and continued into May. 



TOMATOES 

The value of the 1 995-96 fresh market tomato 
crop totaled $440,1 19 million, down $32,663 million or 
seven percent from the 1994-95 value of $472,782 
million. Both acreage harvested at 45,500 acres and 
yield at 1,216 cartons per acre declined from the 
49,000 acres harvested and the yield of 1,330 cartons 
per acre realized during the 1994-95 season. These 
declines reflected losses caused by untimely freezes and 
storms blowing blooms off plants with the 1995-96 
production of 55,345,000 cartons falling fifteen percent 
below the 65,183,000 cartons produced during the 
1994-95 season. The Southwest region around 
Immokalee accounted for 38 percent of the production; 
Palmetto-Ruskin, 35 percent; and the East Coast region, 
1 1 percent. Dade County and the northern areas, mainly 



10 



around Quincy, each produced about 8 percent of the 
1995-96 production. These production estimates 
include regular tomato varieties, plum tomato varieties, 
and U-Pic production, but exclude greenhouse 
production. The value per carton during the 1995-96 
season at $7.95, f. o. b. basis, was 70 cents higher 
than the $7.25 per carton growers received for the 
previous season's crop. Prices during 1995-96 ranged 
from the January low of $4.60 per carton, to the 
record-high of $20.43 per carton averaged during 
March. Monthly prices dropped in December and 
January and again from April through June due to 
abundant supplies and competition from areas outside 
of the State. Prices increased from February until April 
due to the short supplies caused by damages from an 
early February freeze. 

Growers in the Quincy area began fall crop 
transplanting after mid-July with most acreage in the 
ground by mid-August. Transplanting started in the 
Southwest, Palmetto-Ruskin, and East Coast regions 
during the first two weeks of August. Dade County 
producers began transplanting during mid-to-late 
September. High temperatures during August and 
September hindered fruit development in southern areas 
which lowered most first pick yields. Winds from three 
hurricanes, passing over some regions from late August 
through mid-October, blew blooms off plants and 
scarred young fruit which further reduced first pick 
yields. Scattered rains falling between the tropical 
storms in September and early October delayed 
transplanting and reduced the effectiveness of 
pesticides in many southern Peninsula localities. 
Producers around Quincy started picking a limited 
amount of fnjit in late September. Harvesting started in 
the Southwest, Palmetto-Ruskin, and East Coast areas 
during mid-to-late October. Strong winds from 
Hurricane Opal blew over some plants in the Quincy 
area during early October with yields reduced due to 
bloom losses and bruising of fruit. In early November, 
heavy showers in the Palmetto-Ruskin area again 
reduced yields. Tomatoes in Gadsden County escaped 
significant damage from low temperatures dipping into 
the 30s during early November, but killing frosts about 
mid-month brought the fall crop harvest to an end. 
Cooler, drier weather for most of November boosted 
plant growth and fruit development over the southern 
Peninsula with ideal planting and harvesting weather 
persisting over the southern Peninsula during most of 
December. Dade County growers began picking during 
the last two weeks of December. Freezing temperatures 
in late December damaged some plants and fruit in 
some East Coast and Palmetto-Ruskin localities. Heavy 
rain over the New Year's weekend benefitted most 



crops in the Southwest, since soil moisture was getting 
short, and aided crop recovery from a late December 
frost in Dade County. Growers in southeastern coastal 
localities reset a few young transplants due to the late 
December frost damage. An early January freeze 
accompanied by strong winds burned some foliage and 
blew blooms off plants in all areas with Dade County 
reporting only minor bloom losses. This cold weather 
brought Palmetto-Ruskin fall crop harvesting to an end 
by mid-January and delayed the start of spring crop 
transplanting in the region. Milder weather from mid- 
January through the end of the month boosted plant 
growth and fruit development in all areas with Palmetto- 
Ruskin growers increasing spring crop transplanting. 
Freezing temperatures during early February severely 
damaged spring crop plantings in the Palmetto-Ruskin 
area with growers making spot resets in some fields 
and replanting acreage completely lost in other fields. 
This cold weather caused heavy fruit and foliage 
damage to mature plants in several localities around 
Immokalee with some plants killed and with the amount 
of southwestern fruit picked greatly curtailed from late 
February through early April. Plants in the East Coast 
region survived the freeze, but the amount of fruit 
harvested that did not meet grade standards was well 
above usual during late February and most of March. 
Strong winds and cold temperatures that returned to 
most southern Peninsula localities around mid-February 
caused only limited damage to Palmetto-Ruskin fields as 
growers were beginning to replant acreage harmed by 
the earlier adverse weather. These winds and cold 
temperatures delayed the start of spring crop 
transplanting around Quincy. Most Dade County fields 
escaped severe damage from the January and February 
freezes with only minor bloom loss occurring. Balmy 
conditions during late February helped plants recover 
from the earlier wind and cold damages. Strong winds 
and heavy rains caused no significant damage to East 
Coast and Dade County fields in early March and 
caused only some bloom loss and fruit drop in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin area. Freezing temperatures during 
early March killed the first transplanting in Gadsden 
County which was a very small acreage. Wind-borne 
sand scarred some fruit and strong winds tossed plants 
during late March around Immokalee, Palmetto, and 
Ruskin, but only slowed field-work around Quincy. By 
early April, about 90 percent of the scheduled plantings 
were in the ground in northern areas. Hail during early 
April caused no significant damage in the East Coast 
and Palmetto-Ruskin regions. Warm, mostly dry weather 
during the last half of April prompted growers to irrigate 
most acreage. Scattered rainfall brought needed 
moisture to some northem and southern fields in early 
to mid-May. Dade County growers finished commercial 



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picking by late May with producers continuing to 
harvest fields for local sales through early June. Almost 
daily showers and warm temperatures prevailed during 
most of May into mid-June. July temperatures averaged 
normal to three degrees above, while rainfall was one- 
half to over eight inches below normal at most official 
stations. The harvesting in southwestern and 
southeastem coastal localities ended in early June as 
growers around Quincy started picking the spring crop. 
Growers by-passed some third picks near the end of the 
season. Palmetto-Ruskin producers continued harvesting 
into early July while northern producers continued 
picking through most of the month. 



WATERMELONS 

Production during the 1 995-96 season totaled 
714 million pounds, 13 percent below the 825 million 
pounds produced last season. Harvested acreage 
totaled 34,000 acres, up 3 percent from the previous 
season. The average yield was 210 cwt per acre, down 
40 cwt from the 1994-95 season. Value of production 
was $50.0 million, down 20 percent from last season. 
Growers received 7 cents per pound, down 0.6 cent 
from the previous season. 

Southern counties accounted for 40 percent of 
the production and 25 percent of the harvested 
acreage. Hendry County had the largest acreage in the 
south and the second largest acreage in the State, with 
more than nine percent of the State's harvested acres. 
Northern counties accounted for 31 percent of the 
production and 44 percent of the acreage. Alachua 
County had the largest acreage in the State with more 
than 10 percent of the acreage. Central counties had 21 
percent of the production, led by Manatee County with 
more than 6 percent of the State's harvested acreage. 
Western counties had 7 percent of the production and 
more than 1 1 percent of the State's harvested acreage. 

A small acreage for harvest during the fall is 
grown in southern localities and in scattered areas of 
north and central Florida. These melons are harvested in 
October, November, and December depending on 
weather conditions. This acreage and production is 
included in the spring crop. 

Fall crop plantings began during the summer of 
1995 around Palmetto-Ruskin and in scattered areas of 
north and Central Florida. The fall harvest was 
underway in the north in early October and started in 
the Palmetto-Ruskin and central areas in mid-October. 
Fall harvest ended in late December. Planting of the 



spring crop in Palmetto-Ruskin started in mid-January. 
The early February freeze killed most of the crop in the 
Palmetto-Ruskin and central Peninsula areas. Growers 
replanted the lost fields. A freeze in early March killed 
most of the central and northem crop that was up at 
that time. A late spring freeze damaged the northem 
crop in early April. Harvest started in early May in the 
Southwest, in mid-May in the West Central area, and in 
late May in the North. The freezes caused a late Florida 
crop and growers missed their normal sales window. 
Replanting caused central and northem areas to be 
harvested at the same time, disrupting an orderly 
marketing of the crop. Harvest in the southwest ended 
in early June. The central, northem, and western 
harvests were active into July. 



OTHER CROPS 

Cantaloupes are grown in Florida primarily in 
the spring and summer in the Southwest and North 
Central areas. Some cantaloupes also are grown during 
the fall months in the Southwest and West Central 
areas. The peak harvest period is normally May and 
June. Much of the production is sold through roadside 
stands and local markets. This minor crop is not 
included in the survey program for vegetable and melon 
statistics. No shipment data is available. 

Cauliflower is grown in the North Central and 
West Central areas. Supplies are available from late 
November through early May. Shipment information is 
recorded by the Market News Service. In the 1995-96 
season, there were 13,750 hundredweight (55,000 25- 
pound cartons) shipped out of the State. Shipments 
were down considerably from 16,500 hundredweight in 
the previous year. 

Celery production is located mainly in the 
Central Florida area around Zellwood and in the 
Everglades, with the Everglades area producing the 
larger share. Transplanting usually starts by early 
September and harvest runs from November through 
June. Due to the limited number of producers growing 
celery, the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service has 
discontinued publishing acreage, yield, and price 
statistics. Shipment information is provided by the 
Market News Service. 

Tropical vegetable production is centered in 
Dade County. The most common tropical vegetables 
followed by the scientific name in italics and other 
names in parentheses are: boniato-lpomea batata 



12 



(sweet potato); calabaza-Cucurbita (pumpkin); malanga- 
Xanthosoma caracu or Colocasia esculenta (dasheen, 
yautia); and cassava-Manihot esculenta (crantz, yucca, 
tapioca). Boniato, caiabaza, and maianga constitute the 
bulk of production. Peak production of maianga occurs 
in February through April. Efforts are being made to 
provide more even supplies throughout the year. Miami 
and the Tampa Bay areas are important points of con- 
sumption for the Florida production. The supplies 
shipped out of State are primarily for the New York City 
and Philadelphia areas. 

Collard, turnip, mustard, and other greens are 
grown throughout the State and centered around large 
population areas and in the muck soils of the Everglades 
and Zellwood areas. Supplies are available for local 
consumption throughout the year. Shipments to other 
States were reported from December through early May. 
Shipments totaled 17,250 hundredweight during the 
1995-96 season, up from 6,500 hundredweight a year 
earlier. 

Okra is grown in many areas of the State. 
Dade County produces okra for local use as well as for 
shipments to other States. Peak production is in May 
and June with a good supply in October and November. 
Shipments of out-of-State markets during the 1995-96 
season totaled 59,100 hundredweight. This was up 
from the previous year when shipments totaled 51,900 
hundredweight. 

Green onions and leeks are produced in the 
North Central and West Central areas. Supplies are 
marketed primarily at roadside stands and markets for 
local use, but there are several large producers who ship 
to other States. 



Most of the dry onions are produced in 
southem and west central areas of the State. Dry onion 
shipments totaled 6,900 hundredweight during the 
1995-96 season. 

Parsley is available in both the curly and plain 
types. The bulk of the commercial volume shipped to 
other States is produced in the Everglades and Zellwood 
areas. Light supplies sold for local use are available from 
Sarasota, Lake Placid, and other areas. Shipments to 
out-of-State markets totaled 33,390 hundredweight 
(159,000 21 -pound cartons). Most of the shipments 
occurred from November through May. 

Southern peas are grown primarily in the West, 
North, West Central, and Everglades areas of Florida. 
Dade County also produces a considerable amount of 
southern peas. Light supplies are generally available 
from September through December. Heavy movement 
is spread out from November through May. A high 
percentage of the crop Is utilized for processing, though 
a part of the crop is sold through local markets for fresh 
use. Market News Service shipment data for out-of- 
State markets show 10,500 hundredweight for fresh 
market during the 1995-96 season, up 56 percent from 
the previous year. 

Chinese Cabbage is grown primarily on the 
mucklands in the Everglades area with minor production 
in the ZellwoodA/Vest Central areas. Harvest began in 
October and continued through early June. The peak 
production occurred February and March. Shipments 
for 1995-96 totaled 162,000 crates (50-pound), down 
from 163,000 crates the previous year and 184,000 
crates In the 1 993-94 crop year. 



13 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES 

Acreage, yield, production and value, Florida, crop years 1 994-95 and 1 995-96 



Crop 


Planted acreage 


Harvested acreage 


Yield per acre 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




Cwt 


Vegetables: 














Snap beans 


34,200 


28,500 


31,600 


25,300 


51 


55 


Cabbage 


7,500 


9,400 


7,000 


9,000 


274 


295 


Carrots ^' 


7,900 


7,100 


5,800 


5,600 


140 


150 


Sweet corn 


39,600 


42,000 


36,900 


41,900 


130 


125 


Cucumbers 


13,800 


10 900 


13,200 


10,200 


231 


287 


Eggplant 


2,350 


2,100 


2,300 


2,100 


215 


194 


Escarole 


2,000 


2,600 


1,600 


2,300 


174 


128 


Bell peppers 


21,700 


21,000 


20,300 


20,300 


221 


262 




19,200 


13,700 


15,700 


1 2,400 


38 


59 


Squash 


1 2,500 


10,800 


11,900 


9,600 


111 


88 




49,000 


46,400 


49,000 


45,500 


333 


304 


Total 


209,750 


194,500 


195,300 


184,200 






Other vegetables ^' 


81,300 


81,900 


79,600 


81,000 


160 


160 


WatprmplonQ 


37,000 


40,000 


33,000 


34,000 


250 


210 


Potatoes 


46,800 


46,800 


42,900 


44,300 


209 


216 


Strawberries 


6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


280 


260 


Blueberries 






1,300 


1,300 


19 


18 


Total, all crops 


380,850 


369,200 


358,100 


350,800 






Crop 


Production 


Value per cwt 


Total value 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 




1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars per cwt 


1 ,000 dollars 


Vegetables: 














Snap beans 


1,610 


1,396 


40.90 


52.40 


65,837 


73,178 


Cabbage 


1,915 


2,655 


9.00 


11.20 


17,235 


29,691 


Carrots ^' 


812 


840 


20.90 


15.20 


16,971 


12,768 


Sweet corn 


4,809 


5,248 


21.80 


17.40 


104,958 


91,284 


Cucumbers 


3,048 


2,931 


13.70 


16.50 


41,749 


48,369 


Eggplant 


495 


408 


27.30 


26.80 


13,500 


10,926 


Escarole 


278 


295 


40.40 


19.00 


11,223 


5,590 


Bell peppers 


4,485 


5,326 


43.00 


34.90 


192,731 


185,672 




603 


725 


39.60 


27.60 


23,873 


20,021 


Squash 


1,320 


847 


31.60 


32.20 


41,686 


27,297 


1 1 Id 


16,296 


13,836 


29.00 


31.80 


472,782 


440,119 


Total 


35,671 


34,507 






1,002,545 


944,915 


Other vegetables ^' 


12,736 


12,960 


18.80 


19.00 


238,800 


246,240 


VAj o r rvi o 1 /^ n o 
VV d LCI IlldUilo 


8,250 


7,140 


7.60 


7.00 


62,700 


49,980 


Potatoes ^' 


8,957 


9,564 


9.40 


13.20 


84,010 


126,165 


oirawuerries 


1,680 


1,560 


70.60 


72.20 


118,608 


112,632 


Blueberries 


25 


23 


202.00 


216.00 


5,050 


4,965 


Total, all crops 


67,319 


65,754 






1,511,713 


1,484,897 



^' Fresh and processing. ^ Other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^' Production sold. 



14 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES: 

Harvested acreage, Florida, crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 ^' 



Crop 


Harvested acreage 


year 


Vegetables 


Watermelons 


Potatoes 


Berries ^' 


Total 



Acres 



1981- 82 

1982- 83 

1983- 84 

1 984- 85 

1985- 86 



304,470 
318,190 
317,390 
320,780 
312,300 



48,000 
49,000 
60,000 
54,000 
47,550 



31,900 
31,300 
33,600 
35,100 
32,600 



5,000 
5,400 
5,100 
5,300 
4,900 



389,370 
403,890 
416,090 
415,180 
397,350 



1986- 87 

1987- 88 

1988- 89 

1989- 90 

1990- 91 



309,625 
313,800 
306,750 
272,380 
272,410 



46,100 
49,800 
50,000 
45,000 
36,000 



35,700 
36,100 
42,600 
44,700 
43,000 



4,900 
5,000 
5,300 
5,300 
5,500 



396,325 
404,700 
404,650 
367,380 
356,910 



1991- 92 

1992- 93 

1993- 94 

1 994- 95 

1995- 96 



289,655 
285,818 
283,029 
274,900 
265.200 



45,000 
37,000 
37,000 
33,000 
34,000 



40,100 
41,900 
46,400 
42,900 
44,300 



5,900 
6,800 
7,100 
7,300 
7,300 



380,655 
371,518 
373,529 
358,100 
350,800 



VEGETABLES, WATERMELONS, POTATOES, AND BERRIES: 

Value of production, Florida, crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Value of production 


Vegetables 


Waternnelons 


Potatoes 


Berries ^' 


Total 








1,000 dollars 






1981-82 


759,940 


54,648 


61,969 


52,358 


928,915 


1982-83 


926,317 


58,212 


55,748 


52,531 


1,092,808 


1983-84 


887,505 


62,124 


70,188 


38,842 


1,058,659 


1 984-85 


830,987 


53,336 


74,323 


61,268 


1,019,914 


1 985-86 


980,231 


54,506 


67.315 


50,157 


1,152,209 


1986-87 


1,107,614 


69,774 


113,859 


67,062 


1,358,309 


1987-88 


1,147,068 


62,556 


45,966 


73,875 


1,329,465 


1988-89 


1,325,550 


45,050 


128,323 


92,188 


1,591.111 


1989-90 


1,439,317 


64,350 


139,914 


75,324 


1.718,905 


1990-91 


1,353,302 


80,767 


163,964 


84,876 


1,682.909 


1991-92 


1,526,689 


66,150 


92,359 


108,810 


1,794,008 


1992-93 


1,568,095 


66.600 


128,194 


122,613 


1,775.502 


1993-94 


1,277,218 


57,868 


118,655 


107,115 


1,560.856 


1994-95 


1,241,345 


62,700 


84,010 


123,658 


1.511.713 


1995-96 


1,191,155 


49.980 


126,165 


117,597 


1.484.897 



Vegetable crops include snap beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, escarole, lettuce, 
green peppers, squash, tomatoes, radishes, spinach, other fresh and processing vegetables, and cantaloupes. ^ 
Berries for years 1991-95 include strawberries and blueberries. 



15 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


30-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 


OU,*fUU 


*l-D,oUU 


82 


3,786 


10.33 


39,112 


1982-83 


H-tS, /UyJ 


*fD,4UU 


90 


4,154 


10.60 


44,041 


1983-84 


46,200 


44,000 


96 


4,210 


9.22 


38,824 


1 984-85 


48,200 


45,700 


87 


3,960 


8.99 


35,592 


1985-86 


oy,ouu 


o/,yuu 


106 


4,028 


10.23 


41,194 


1986-87 


OKI nn 


"iA AAn 


127 


4,321 


11.46 


49,536 


1987-88 


"jrv /inn 




150 


4,419 


12.20 


53,897 


1988-89 


zo,zuu 


ZD,yuu 


138 


3,568 


14.85 


52,977 


1989-90 


24,900 


19,700 


188 


3,707 


11.05 


40,948 


^ ^X ^X M 

1990-91 


21,750 


20,950 


178 


3,729 


13.54 


50,495 


1991-92 


30,900 


29,450 


192 


5,653 


12.97 


73,319 


1 992-93 


28,800 


27,200 


174 


4,746 


14.85 


70,466 


1993-94 


28,700 


25,500 


174 


4,438 


12.63 


56,041 


1 994-95 


34,200 


31,600 


170 


5,367 


12.07 


64,780 


1995-96 


28,500 


25,300 


184 


4,653 


15.73 


73,178 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
Florida, crop years 1 994-95 and 1 995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




30-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


West 


300 


300 


300 


300 


200 


217 


60 


65 


North " 


3,600 


2,500 


3,400 


2,300 


165 


200 


560 


460 


West Central 


500 


700 


500 


700 


180 


240 


90 


168 


Southeast ^ 


29,800 


25,000 


27,400 


22,000 


170 


180 


4,657 


3,960 


State 


34,200 


28,500 


31,600 


25,300 


170 


184 


5,367 


4,653 


Oct - Dec 


7,700 


6,500 


6,600 


6,300 


151 


200 


997 


1,263 


Jan - Jul 


26,500 


22,000 


25,000 


1 9,000 


175 


178 


4,370 


3,390 



^' Includes North Central and East Central. ^' Includes Southwest and Everglades. 



SNAP BEANS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1 993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Alachua 


1,400 


1,500 


900 


800 


1,800 


900 


Dade (bush) 


13,100 


1 6,000 


18,800 


15,500 


15,000 


12,400 


Dade (pole) 


1,500 


2,500 


2,000 


2,200 


2,200 


1,900 


Other counties 


4,950 


9,450 


5,500 


7,000 


12,600 


10,100 


State 


20,950 


29,450 


27,200 


25,500 


31,600 


25,300 



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SNAP BEANS: Production sold, for fresh market monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 30-lb bushels 








1991-92 


102 


594 


735 


693 


672 


1,088 


1,036 


677 


56 


5,653 


1992-93 


49 


392 


490 


602 


703 


652 


904 


954 


1/ 


4,746 


1993-94 


2/ 


654 


564 


589 


628 


786 


707 


510 


1/ 


4,438 


1994-95 


21 


580 


687 


585 


596 


741 


1,529 


649 


1/ 


5,367 


1995-96 


51 


637 


759 


386 


256 


302 


987 


1,275 


1/ 


4,653 














Percent 










1991-92 


1.8 


10.5 


13.0 


12.3 


11.9 


19.2 


18.3 


12.0 


1.0 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.0 


8.3 


10.4 


12.7 


14.8 


13.7 


19.0 


20.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1993-94 


21 


14.7 


12.7 


13.3 


14.2 


17.7 


15.9 


11.5 


1/ 


100.0 


1 994-95 


21 


10.8 


12.8 


10.9 


11.1 


13.8 


28.5 


12.1 


1/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


1.1 


13.7 


16.3 


8.3 


5.5 


6.5 


21.2 


27.4 


1/ 


100.0 



^' June combined with May. ^' October combined with November. 



SNAP BEANS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1991-92 


5.94 


14.22 


12.93 


12.96 


14.16 


12.33 


12.06 


14.22 


12.84 


12.97 


1992-93 


13.95 


14.97 


19.80 


16.38 


14.16 


14.28 


13.89 


13.14 


1/ 


14.85 


1 993-94 


21 


13.86 


12.84 


12.03 


11.94 


11.16 


14.64 


11.85 


1/ 


12.63 


1994-95 


21 


16.92 


21.54 


13.44 


14.31 


9.69 


4.95 


13.95 


1/ 


12.07 


1995-96 


12.00 


15.05 


16.02 


21.02 


21.46 


21.07 


14.38 


13.09 


1/ 


15.73 



^' June combined with May. ^' October combined with November. 



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CABBAGE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


rf ouuciion 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


50-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 000 dollars 

1 /WWW UWIICIIO 


1981-82 


16 500 

1 W / W v/ \y 


14,200 


436 


6,191 


5.43 


33,61 1 


1982-83 


16 300 

1 W /Www 


14,700 


464 


6,824 


3.32 


22,687 


1983-84 


19,000 


11,000 


449 


4,937 


8.25 


40,736 


1 984-85 


19,600 


16,650 


491 


8,174 


6.21 


50 775 

WW/ / / W 


1985-86 

1 www WW 


18 850 

1 W / w w \y 


14,400 


409 


5,891 


4 53 

• • w W 


26 714 

fcW/ / 1 ~ 


1986-87 


16 600 

1 w / www 


13 300 

■ w / www 


427 


5,677 


4.62 


26,202 


1987-88 


17 100 

1 / / 1 WW 


15 600 

■ w / www 


421 


6,560 


4.51 


29,559 


1988-89 


1 R QOO 

1 U/WwV/ 




418 


6,480 


4.70 


30,433 


1989-90 


14,300 


12,900 


430 


5,548 


6.95 


38 575 

W W / w / w 


1990-91 

1 w W ^/ W 1 


12,700 


11,950 


478 


5,716 


5.03 


28 731 

^W/ # W 1 


1991-92 


13,000 


12,300 


467 


5,745 


5.41 


31 100 

W ■ f 1 WW 


1Q92-93 

1 WW 


10,400 


9,800 


586 


5 738 

w/ / wO 


7 '?7 


43 377 

*T^/^ / / 


1993-94 


9,900 


9,300 


632 


5,882 


5.30 


31,196 


1994-95 


7,500 


7,000 


547 


3,830 


4.50 


17,235 


1995-96 


9,400 


9,000 


590 


5,310 


5.59 


29,691 



CABBAGE: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Nov " 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 50-lb crates 








1991-92 


34 


304 


882 


1,035 


1,695 


1,351 


327 


17 


5,745 


1992-93 


58 


230 


1,176 


1,062 


1,468 


1,274 


453 


17 


5,738 


1993-94 


63 


187 


902 


1,352 


1,840 


1,296 


226 


17 


5,882 


1994-95 




2/ 


632 


678 


1,237 


1,092 


180 


11 


3,830 


1995-96 




154 


701 


887 


1,264 


1,497 


786 


21 


5,310 












Percent 










1991-92 


.6 


5.3 


17.1 


18.0 


29.5 


23.5 


5.7 


.3 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.0 


4.0 


20.5 


18.5 


25.6 


22.2 


7.9 


.3 


100.0 


1993-94 


1.1 


3.2 


15.3 


23.0 


31.3 


22.0 


3.8 


.3 


100.0 


1994-95 




2J 


16.5 


17.7 


32.3 


28.5 


4.7 


.3 


100.0 


1995-96 


3/ 


2.9 


13.2 


16.7 


23.8 


28.2 


14.8 


.4 


100.0 



^' Includes October shipments. ^ IrKluded in January shipments. ^' Included in December shipments. 



18 



CABBAGE: Average value per crate for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1991-92 


6.05 


6.00 


5.95 


5.40 


5.45 


5.00 


4.70 


4.00 


5.41 








\J.Xj\J 




ft oc\ 


7 fin 




ft on 


7 '?7 


1993-94 


6.25 


6.60 


6.25 


4.70 


5.25 


5.05 


5.65 


5.50 


5.30 


1994-95 






7.80 


5.50 


3.00 


3.70 


4.25 


4.00 


4.50 


1995-96 




6.00 


6.05 


5.00 


5.25 


5.73 


6.05 


5.50 


5.59 



CABBAGE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95, 1995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1 995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




50-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Hastings 


2,700 


3,500 


2,500 


3,400 


550 


605 


1,375 


2,057 


Other North & West 


300 


300 


250 


250 


500 


580 


125 


145 


North Central 


900 


2,000 


800 


1,900 


521 


570 


417 


1,083 


East & West Central 


3,000 


2,800 


2,900 


2,700 


561 


600 


1,627 


1,620 


South 


600 


800 


550 


750 


520 


540 


286 


405 


State 


7,500 


9,400 


7,000 


9,000 


547 


590 


3,830 


5,310 



CABBAGE: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1 992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Flagler 


1,900 


1,700 


2,000 


1,800 


1,400 


1,800 


Manatee 


3,600 


3,900 


2,400 


3,200 


2,800 


2,000 


Putnam & St. Johns 


1,850 


1,600 


2,000 


1,700 


1,100 


1,700 


Other counties 


4,600 


3,600 


3,400 


2,600 


1,700 


3,500 


State 


11,950 


12,300 


9,800 


9,300 


7,000 


9,000 



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CARROTS: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
cwt 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars 


1 000 dnliar^ 


1986-87 


12,600 


12,100 


88 


1,065 


10.80 


1 1,502 


1987-88 


12,700 


12,200 


97 


1,183 


11.40 


13,486 


1988-89 


9,700 


9,400 


100 


940 


16.00 


15,040 


1989-90 


9,900 


7,200 


150 


1,080 


16.30 


17 604 


1990-91 


9,400 


9,000 


115 


1,035 


21 .80 


22 563 


1991-92 


9,400 


9,000 


145 


1,305 


15.50 


20,228 


1992-93 


8,000 


7,800 


170 


1,326 


16.90 


22,409 


1993-94 


7,900 


7,700 


115 


886 


12.70 


11,252 


1 994-95 


7,900 


5,800 


140 


812 


20.90 


16,971 


1995-96 


7,100 


5,600 


150 


840 


15.20 


12,768 








CARROTS: 


Average value per hundredweight for fresh market sales. 










monthly, Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 






Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Season 
total 












Dollars 










1991-92 


29.70 


17.80 


15.35 


14.45 


15.95 


12.65 


16.15 


22.15 


15.50 


1992-93 


30.20 


13.80 


14.40 


17.10 


20.80 


16.80 


17.90 


12.60 


16.90 


1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


13.80 


10.80 


11.70 


11.40 


15.40 


14.40 


12.70 


1 994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


21.90 


16.40 


21.60 


23.50 


22.00 


21.90 


20.90 


1995-96 


1/ 


1/ 


14.20 


14.00 


14.50 


16.30 


17.10 


17.40 


15.20 



1/ November and December included with January. 



20 



CARROTS: Five-year average monthly price and percent 
sold, crop years 1 991-92 through 1 995-96 

18 n r 22 



17 



5 
o 

0) 
Q. 

</) 
TO 
O 

Q 



16 



15 



14 




JAN 



FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



CARROTS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Season 
total 



1 ,000 cwt 



1991-92 


13 


78 


222 


222 


287 


248 


157 


78 


1,305 


1992-93 


13 


53 


265 


172 


239 


239 


226 


119 


1,326 


1993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


195 


142 


159 


195 


151 


44 


886 


1994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


89 


171 


122 


89 


317 


24 


812 


1995-96 


1/ 


1/ 


168 


134 


219 


193 


84 


42 


840 



Percent 



1991-92 


1.0 


6.0 


17.0 


17.0 


1992-93 


1.0 


4.0 


20.0 


13.0 


1 993-94 


1/ 


1/ 


22.0 


16.0 


1994-95 


1/ 


1/ 


11.0 


21.0 


1995-96 


1/ 


1/ 


20.0 


16.0 



^' Novennber and December included with January. 



22.0 


19.0 


12.0 


6.0 


100.0 


18.0 


18.0 


17.0 


9.0 


100.0 


18.0 


22.0 


17.0 


5.0 


100.0 


15.0 


11.0 


39.0 


3.0 


100.0 


26.0 


23.0 


10.0 


5.0 


100.0 



21 



SWEET CORN: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



Prnn 

year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Tntal 

value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


42 lb-crates 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 


55,400 


50,100 


215 


10,764 


5.68 


61,167 


1 90Z'00 


62,500 


57,700 




1 1 9R1 


3. /*f 




1983-84 






198 


10,936 


5.58 


61,016 


1 984-85 


61,500 


51,900 


215 


11,162 


6.05 


67,581 


1985-86 


59,500 


50,200 


211 


10,598 


5.69 


60,270 


1986-87 


54,900 


51,100 


224 


11,466 


6.05 


69,350 


1 30 / -OO 


59,100 


55,300 




1 9 R1 9 




/ 1 ,oo 1 


1988-89 


58,700 


48,400 


236 


11,426 


7.30 


83,380 


1989-90 


58,200 


51,300 


275 


14,094 


6.35 


89,559 


1990-91 


50,800 


48,200 


249 


11,982 


7.90 


94,695 


1991-92 


52,800 


50,100 


243 


12,181 


6.38 


77,688 


1992-93 


46,700 


42,400 


266 


11,274 


8.65 


97,540 


1993-94 


45,600 


44,200 


296 


13,091 


8.35 


109,258 


1994-95 


39,600 


36,900 


310 


11,451 


9.17 


104,958 


1995-96 


42,000 


41,900 


298 


12,496 


7.31 


91,284 



SWEET CORN: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 




81-82 83-84 85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 



22 



SWEET CORN: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1986-87 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1986-87 


449 


894 


652 


343 


247 


450 


1,689 


3,560 


2,931 


251 


11,466 


1 QQ"? QQ 


A AH 


oUo 


*f 1 y 


OO / 




646 


1,479 


A flRft 
f ,oOO 


o,zoy 


9R7 
ZO / 


19019 
1 z,o 1 z 


1988-89 


262 


433 


429 


260 


331 


431 


680 


5,320 


3,046 


234 


1 1 ,426 


1989-90 


857 


804 


463 


2/ 


21 


1,057 


3,017 


4,610 


3,004 


282 


14,094 


1990-91 


1,078 


827 


982 


539 


252 


443 


1,642 


4,098 


1,809 


312 


11,982 


1991-92 


1,152 


449 


328 


268 


244 


244 


2,206 


4,036 


2,523 


731 


12,181 




1 oy 




'fO / 




zoo 


590 


1,179 


A 1 OQ 
*f , 1 Zo 


o,uoo 


AT) 


1 1 97A 


1 993-94 


532 


709 


473 


3/ 


810 


1,080 


3,200 


4,225 


2,062 


4/ 


13,091 


1 QQ^ QK 






Zoo 


ZZo 


11/1 


457 


2,854 


4, /y*» 


1 ,o /U 


ZZo 


11 >1 K 1 
1 1 ,40 1 


1995-96 


5/ 


521 


1,010 


255 


383 


382 


1,275 


4,845 


3,825 


4/ 


12,496 














Percent 










1 986-87 


3.9 


7.8 


5.7 


3.0 


2.2 


3.9 


14.7 


31.0 


25.6 


2.2 


100.0 


1 Ho / -OO 






o.o 


Z.O 


9 1 
Z. 1 


5.0 


11.6 


^7 Q 

o/.y 


9R 7 
ZO. / 


z.u 


1 uu.u 


1988-89 


2.3 


3.8 


3.8 


2.3 


2.9 


3.8 


6.0 


46.5 


26.6 


2.0 


100.0 


1 989-90 


6.1 


5.7 


3.3 


2/ 


21 


7.5 


21.4 


32.7 


21.3 


2.0 


100.0 


1990-91 


9.0 


6.9 


8.2 


4.5 


2.1 


3.7 


13.7 


34.2 


15.1 


2.6 


100.0 


1991-92 


9.5 


3.7 


2.7 


2.2 


2.0 


2.0 


18.1 


33.1 


20.7 


6.0 


100.0 


1 QQO Q'i 

I yyz-yo 


1 R 
1 .0 








O 1 
Z. 1 


5.2 


10.5 


oD.O 


07 O 
Z/.Z 


A 9 
*f ,Z 


1 uu.u 


1993-94 


4.1 


5.4 


3.6 


3/ 


6.2 


8.2 


24.4 


32.3 


15.8 


4/ 


100.0 


1994-95 


4.2 


5.8 


2.3 


2.0 


1.0 


4.0 


24.9 


41.8 


12.0 


2.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


5/ 


4.2 


8.1 


2.0 


3.1 


3.1 


10.2 


38.7 


30.6 


4/ 


100.0 



^' September included with October. ^' January and February included with March. ^' January included with February. 
July included with June. ^' September and October included with November. 



SWEET CORN: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1986-87 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct^' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 
















Dollars 












1986-87 


8.06 


5.67 


5.17 


6 


59 


11.68 


8.02 


6.72 


5.59 


5.54 


4.24 


6.05 


1987-88 


5.12 


4.03 


6.55 


6 


43 


10.29 


7.48 


8.02 


4.24 


5.71 


8.40 


5.58 


1988-89 


9.22 


9.55 


6.23 


10 


63 


8.36 


11.26 


11.00 


6.22 


6.93 


8.95 


7.30 


1989-90 


6.05 


5.84 


7.14 




2/ 


2/ 


7.39 


6.47 


6.59 


5.63 


6.34 


6.35 


1990-91 


6.09 


7.81 


5.54 


6 


68 


6.26 


12.52 


8.95 


8.19 


8.11 


8.06 


7.90 


1991-92 


8.23 


7.85 


7.43 


11 


05 


9.20 


11.84 


6.80 


6.05 


4.49 


4.62 


6.38 


1992-93 


10.58 


9.49 


9.49 


9 


79 


16.46 


10.58 


9.87 


8.74 


6.97 


5.80 


8.65 


1993-94 


11.55 


7.48 


9.58 




3/ 


7.14 


9.58 


7.73 


8.57 


7.87 


4/ 


8.35 


1 994-95 


8.25 


7.92 


10.35 


10 


50 


18.77 


11.68 


6.93 


10.71 


7.77 


6.01 


9.17 


1995-96 


5/ 


10.84 


9.66 


15 


58 


10.12 


12.35 


8.82 


6.43 


5.46 


4/ 


7.31 



^' September included with October. ^' January and February included with March. ^'January included with 
February. July included with June. ^' September and October included with November. 



23 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1 994-95 and 1 995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




42-lb crates 


1 ,000 crates 


West & North 

Central 

cveryiaues 

Southeast & Southwest 


5,050 
7,600 
20,700 
6,250 


4,000 
8,100 
22,400 
7,500 


5,050 
7,500 
18,400 
5,950 


4,000 
8,100 
22,300 
7,500 


298 
311 
321 
288 


252 
299 
303 
309 


1,506 
2,332 
5,900 
1,713 


1,007 
2,418 
6,755 
2,316 


otate 


39,600 


42,000 


36,900 


41,900 


310 


298 


11,451 


12,496 


Sep thru Dec 
Jan thru Jul 


7,600 
32,000 


6,400 
35,600 


5,800 
31,100 


6,300 
35,600 


242 
323 


243 
308 


1,406 
10,045 


1,531 
10,965 



SWEET CORN: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1 992-93 and 1 993-94 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1992-93 


1 993-94 


1 992-93 


1993-94 


1992-93 


1993-94 






Acres 




42-lb crates 


1 ,000 crates 


West & North 

Central 

Everglades 

Southeast & Southwest 


5,100 
9,600 
24,650 
7,350 


5,025 
8,400 
26,200 
5,975 


4,600 
9,250 
22,200 
6,350 


4,975 
8,250 
25,100 
5,875 


284 
272 
259 
267 


290 
272 
271 
444 


1,305 
2,517 
5,756 
1,696 


1,437 
2,243 
6,801 
2,610 


State 


46,700 


45,600 


42,400 


44,200 


266 


296 


11,274 


13,091 


Sep thru Dec 
Jan thru July 


8,000 
38,700 


9,300 
36,300 


7,800 
34,600 


8,700 
35,500 


145 
293 


197 
320 


1,131 
10,143 


1,714 
11,377 



SWEET CORN: Five-year average monthly price and percent 
sold, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 





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13 - 




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10 - 


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9 - 







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8 - 


12 




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7 - 


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6 - 


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5 - 




4 - 




3 - 




2 - 




1 I I I I I r 
OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL 



24 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and yield, Florida, crop years 
1981-82 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value per 
bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


55-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 


16 100 


15 300 


308 


4,707 


7.00 


32,970 


1982-83 


15 900 


1 5 000 


316 


4,742 


7.77 


36,851 


1983-84 


16,000 


15,100 


307 


4,635 


7.33 


33,971 


1 984-85 


16,800 


16,100 


326 


5,242 


7.13 


37,353 


1985-86 


17,900 


16 900 


310 


5,239 


6.86 


35,920 


1986-87 


17,200 


16,100 


324 


5,224 


9.37 


48,974 


1987-88 


15 600 


14,850 


385 


5,717 


9.58 


54,778 


1988-89 


1 5,250 


13 900 


450 


6,255 


9.89 


61,837 


1989-90 


14,700 


13,700 


464 


6,362 


9.73 


61,873 


1990-91 


14,550 


13,950 


504 


7,030 


11.16 


78,489 


1991-92 


17,400 


16,500 


552 


9,105 


9.71 


88,372 


1992-93 


15,800 


15,200 


505 


7,679 


8.43 


64,767 


1 993-94 


12,400 


11,300 


489 


5,528 


9.77 


53,993 


1 994-95 


13,800 


13,200 


420 


5,541 


7.53 


41,749 


1995-96 


10,900 


10,200 


522 


5,329 


9.08 


48,369 



CUCUMBERS: Production sold, for fresh nfiarket, monthly, Florida, 



crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 


Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 


year 




























1,000 55-lb bushels 








1991-92 


865 


1,601 


1,074 


310 


145 


921 


1,735 


2,027 


427 


9,105 


1992-93 


459 


832 


1,188 


411 


209 


483 


1,096 


2,403 


598 


7,679 


1993-94 


489 


590 


339 


431 


194 


532 


1,510 


1,236 


207 


5,528 


1994-95 


650 


1,140 


267 


107 


3/ 


322 


1,501 


1,447 


107 


5,541 


1995-96 


353 


941 


764 


342 


3/ 


195 


488 


1,758 


488 


5,329 












Percent 










1991-92 


9.5 


17.6 


11.8 


3.4 


1.6 


10.1 


19.1 


22.2 


4.7 


100.0 


1992-93 


6.0 


10.8 


15.5 


5.4 


2.7 


6.3 


14.3 


31.3 


7.7 


100.0 


1 993-94 


8.8 


10.7 


6.1 


7.8 


3.5 


9.6 


27.3 


22.4 


3.8 


100.0 


1994-95 


11.7 


20.6 


4.8 


1.9 


3/ 


5.8 


27.1 


26.2 


1.9 


100.0 


1995-96 


6.6 


17.7 


14.3 


6.4 


3/ 


3.7 


9.2 


32.9 


9.2 


100.0 



^' August and September included with October. ^' July included with June. ^' February included with January. 



25 



FRESH MARKET CUCUMBERS: Harvested acreage and value 
of production, crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 




FRESH MARKET CUCUMBERS: Five-year nnonthly price 
and percent sold, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



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13 

13 



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t \ 


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/ « 
/ t 






1 « 
1 1 
1 < 






1 1 
V « 
\ 1 






\ 1 
\ \ 


/ / — K 




\ 1 
\ » 
\ 1 


/ \ 




\ 1 


/ \ 
/ \ 
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/ 


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0) 


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Q. 


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OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



26 



CUCUMBERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Average 


year 


























Dollars 










1 yy 1 -y^ 


fi Ti 

O./O 


"7 "31 


Q AO 


1 / .z / 


19.91 


16.78 




Q RA 


0. fO 


Q "71 

y. / 1 


1992-93 


6.66 


5.56 


7.87 


10.07 


12.38 


13.92 


12.27 


7.26 


5.67 


8.43 


1993-94 


8.31 


23.38 


19.09 


7.59 


7.92 


5.83 


5.16 


9.40 


11.44 


9.77 


1 994-95 


8.03 


9.03 


8.58 


31.02 


3/ 


7.21 


5.35 


6.66 


5.73 


7.53 


1995-96 


6.73 


6.46 


7.05 


14.74 


3/ 


20.41 


19.97 


6.55 


8.64 


9.08 



^' August and September included with October. ^' July included with June. ^' February included with January. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage and production for fresh market by areas, 
crop years Florida, 1 994-95 and 1 995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 






55-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North " 
Central 
Southwest ^' 
Southeast 


950 
4,225 
3,175 
5,450 


1,125 
3,425 
3,150 
3,200 


900 
3,925 
3,125 
5,250 


1,125 
3,375 
2,650 
3,050 




362 
379 
380 
484 


450 
545 
536 
513 


326 
1,488 
1,187 
2,540 


506 
1,839 
1,419 
1,565 


State 

Sep-Dec 

Jan-Jun 


13,800 
5,300 
8,500 


10,900 
4,600 
6,300 


1 3,200 
5,000 
8,200 


10,200 
4,500 
5,700 




420 
411 
425 


522 
457 
574 


5,541 
2,057 
3,484 


5,329 
2,058 
3,271 



^' Includes West. ^' Includes Everglades. 



CUCUMBERS: Acreage harvested for fresh market by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1 993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Alachua 


600 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Collier 


1,000 


1,750 


1,330 


725 


725 


700 


Dade 


650 


900 


1/ 


500 


1/ 


200 


Hardee 


950 


2,150 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Hendry 


1,150 


1,400 


1,150 


900 


1,600 


1,400 


Hillsborough 


400 


600 


400 


700 


1/ 


500 


Lee 


1,700 


1,500 


1,450 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Manatee 


1.700 


1,750 


1,500 


850 


1,800 


1,200 


Palm Beach (East) 


4,150 


4,400 


4,300 


4,300 


4,300 


2,400 


Seminole 


350 


450 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Other counties 


1,300 


1,100 


5,070 


3,325 


4,775 


3,800 


State 


13,950 


16,500 


15,200 


11,300 


13,200 


10,200 



Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



27 



EGGPLANT: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1 995-96 



Cron 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value pel 

bushel 


Total value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


33-lb bushel 


1,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 


2,640 


2,530 


657 


1,661 


5.76 


9,568 


1982-83 


2,590 


2,500 




1 ,DDO 






1983-84 


2,300 


2 100 


710 


1,491 


5.84 


8,713 


1 984-85 


2,680 


2,500 


658 


1,646 


4.30 


7,075 


1985-86 


2,500 


2,350 


675 


1,586 


5.73 


9,093 


1 986-87 


2,400 


2,300 


689 


1,585 


6.08 


9,634 


1 987-88 


2,200 


2,100 






7 ^1 


1 U,Z0«3 


1988-89 


2,100 


2,000 


810 


1,619 


7.05 


11,413 


1 989-90 


2,050 


1,950 


815 


1,589 


8.52 


13,537 


1990-91 


2,050 


1,950 


806 


1,571 


8.26 


12,974 


1991-92 


2,650 


2,550 


853 


2,174 


7.91 


17,186 


1992-93 


2,200 


2,000 


737 


1,474 


7.57 


11,164 


1 993-94 


2,500 


2,400 


834 


2,001 


9.35 


18,717 


1 994-95 


2,350 


2,300 


652 


1,500 


9.00 


13,500 


1995-96 


2,100 


2,100 


589 


1,236 


8.84 


10,926 



EGGPLANT: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 












1 ,000 33-lb bushels 








1991-92 


180 


281 


287 


234 


207 


209 


294 


317 


165 


21 


2,174 


1992-93 


119 


313 


183 


168 


121 


111 


131 


228 


100 




1,474 


1993-94 


142 


301 


269 


180 


163 


212 


310 


326 


98 




2,001 


1994-95 


49 


130 


163 


170 


154 


61 


278 


356 


139 




1,500 


1995-96 


48 


143 


206 


118 


59 


71 


106 


248 


237 




1,236 














Percent 










1991-92 


8.3 


12.9 


13.2 


10.8 


9.5 


9.6 


13.5 


14.6 


7.6 


21 


100.0 


1992-93 


8.1 


21.2 


12.4 


11.4 


8.2 


7.5 


8.9 


15.5 


6.8 




100.0 


1993-94 


7.1 


15.0 


13.4 


9.0 


8.2 


10.6 


15.5 


16.3 


4.9 




100.0 


1994-95 


3.3 


8.7 


10.8 


11.3 


10.3 


4.1 


18.5 


23.7 


9.3 




100.0 


1995-96 


3.9 


11.6 


16.7 


9.5 


4.8 


5.7 


8.6 


20.0 


19.2 




100.0 



^' September included. ^' July included with June. 



28 



EGGPLANT: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 














Dollars 












1991-92 


5 94 


3 80 


6 04 


7 43 


10 86 


1 1 55 


9 57 


10 43 


4 82 


2/ 


7 91 


1992-93 


4.98 


6.53 


5.21 


6.30 


5.91 


9.31 


13.53 


9.17 


9.01 


— 


7.57 


1 993-94 


7.89 


7.46 


7.36 


8.75 


14.49 


11.58 


11.42 


8.71 


6.11 




9.35 


1 994-95 


7.72 


8.15 


4.75 


13.70 


12.18 


19.11 


8.05 


7.62 


6.96 




9.00 


1995-96 


9.17 


8.48 


5.05 


8.18 


9.70 


10.54 


13.55 


11.07 


7.45 




8.84 



September included. ^' July included with June. 





29 



ESCAROLE: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



urop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
acre 


Production 


Value 
per 
crate 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


25-lb crate 


1 ,000 crates 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 


5,900 


5,300 


512 


2,712 


6.65 


18,024 


1 aoz-o J 


6,200 


5,600 


519 


2,908 


5.17 


15,039 


1983-84 


6,250 


5,700 


505 


2,876 


4.92 


14,136 


1 984-85 


6,300 


5,700 


500 


2,852 


4.83 


13,786 


1985-86 


6,100 


5,500 


480 


2,640 


5.42 


14,296 


1 986-87 


5,500 


5,100 


479 


2,442 


4.96 


12,123 


1 987-88 


4,900 


4,700 


547 


2,573 


4.90 


12,619 


1988-89 


4,500 


4,250 


551 


2,343 


4.10 


9,607 


1989-90 


4,000 


3,500 


483 


1,690 


4.70 


7,945 


1990-91 


3,300 


2,950 


559 


1,650 


6.44 


10,633 


1991-92 


3,000 


2,800 


580 


1,624 


4.84 


7,868 


1992-93 


2,600 


2,500 


468 


1,169 


6.73 


7,872 


1993-94 


2,600 


2,600 


437 


1,136 


5.20 


5,991 


1994-95 


2,000 


1,600 


694 


1,111 


10.10 


1 1 ,223 


1995-96 


2,600 


2,300 


512 


1,178 


4.75 


5,590 



ESCAROLE: Florida production sold, by month, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May'' 


Total 










1 ,000 25-lb crates 








1991-92 


14 


224 


246 


255 


247 


279 


247 


112 


1,624 


1992-93 




106 


154 


193 


193 


193 


193 


137 


1,169 


1993-94 




102 


125 


99 


130 


232 


286 


162 


1,136 


1 994-95 




2/ 


279 


102 


115 


230 


257 


128 


1,111 


1995-96 




102 


346 


80 


110 


210 


170 


160 


1,178 












Percent 










1991-92 


0.9 


13.8 


15.1 


15.7 


15.2 


17.2 


15.2 


6.9 


100.0 


1992-93 




9.1 


13.2 


16.5 


16.5 


16.5 


16.5 


11.7 


100.0 


1 993-94 




9.0 


11.0 


8.7 


11.4 


20.4 


25.3 


14.2 


100.0 


1994-95 




2/ 


25.1 


9.2 


10.4 


20.7 


23.1 


11.5 


100.0 


1995-96 




8.7 


29.4 


6.8 


9.3 


17.8 


14.4 


13.6 


100.0 



June included with May. ^' November included with December. 



30 



ESCAROLE: Average monthly value per crate for fresh market sales, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May " 


Average 












Dollars 










1991-92 


4.43 


4.99 


3.79 


4.20 


4.19 


5.00 


5.23 


8.60 


4.84 


1992-93 


- 


4.83 


4.81 


7.56 


9.51 


6.38 


7.16 


5.15 


6.73 


1993-94 


- 


5.10 


3.78 


3.83 


3.75 


3.93 


5.68 


9.68 


5.20 


1994-95 




21 


14.52 


21.48 


11.30 


4.18 


7.08 


7.05 


10.10 


1995-96 




7.69 


4.28 


5.13 


3.85 


4.35 


4.45 


5.10 


4.75 



^' June included with May. ^' November included with December. 



ESCAROLE: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
1 994-95 and 1 995-96 crop years 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


Central & North 


760 


Acres 
900 705 


800 


25-lb crate 
692 424 


1 ,000 crates 
488 339 


Everglades 


1,240 


1,700 


895 


1,500 


696 


559 


623 


839 


State 


2,000 


2,600 


1,600 


2,300 


694 


512 


1,111 


1,178 


Oct - Dec 


500 


900 


400 


800 


698 


560 


279 


448 


Jan - Jun 


1,500 


1,700 


1,200 


1,500 


693 


487 


832 


730 



ESCAROLE: Acreage harvested by areas, Florida, crop 
years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Areas 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1994-95 


1994-95 










Acres 






Central & North 


750 


600 


700 




640 


705 


800 


Everglades 


2,200 


2,200 


1,800 




1,960 


895 


1,500 


State 


2,950 


2,800 


2,500 




2,600 


1,600 


2,300 



31 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 ^' 



CroD 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per bushel 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


28-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 




1 i7,OUU 


412 


7,944 


7.00 


55,592 


1982-83 




1 Q TAA 

1 y, /UU 


482 


9,492 


9.45 


89,687 


1983-84 


23,000 


20,700 


467 


9,660 


7.75 


74,833 


1 984-85 


22,700 


20,800 


507 


10,540 


6.59 


69,460 


1985-86 


Z 1 , 1 \J\J 


1 Q 9nn 


586 


1 1,250 


6.83 


76,786 


1986-87 


ZU, 1 uu 


1 o,OUU 


617 


11,423 


12.00 


137,033 


1987-88 


1 t^nn 
z 1 lUKJyj 


ZU,»fUU 


649 


13,232 


7.03 


93,044 


1988-89 


Z 1 ,S\JKJ 


9A Qon 


673 


14,068 


7.83 


110,181 


1 989-90 


23,100 


20,200 


655 


13,235 


8.41 


111,246 


1990-91 


20,700 


20,000 


718 


14,358 


12.09 


173,628 


1991-92 


21,400 


20,600 


1,071 


22,066 


9.45 


208,633 


1 992-93 


21,500 


20,400 


882 


17,988 


9.83 


176,761 


1 993-94 


22,200 


21,400 


1,107 


23,700 


9.28 


219,838 


1994-95 


21,700 


20,300 


789 


16,018 


12.03 


192,731 


1995-96 


21,000 


20,300 


937 


19,021 


9.76 


185,672 



^' The 1981-82 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of hot varieties. 




32 



BELL PEPPERS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1 986-87 through 1 995-96 " 



Prnn 

year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun ^' 


Total 












1 ,000 28-lb bushels 








1 CIRR-R7 


^9 1 




1 R7q 

1,0/9 


1 979 


1,080 


1,286 


1,680 


9 nR7 


R9R 


1 1 49*^ 


1987-88 


150 


1,062 


1,797 


1,234 


1 ,1 23 


1,580 


2,325 


2,657 


1,304 


13,232 


1988-89 


200 


1,380 


1,904 


1,606 


1 ,434 


1,874 


2,056 


2,674 


940 


14,068 


1 qnq.qn 


PRO 




1 Rftfi 


Rfi9 


304 


1,886 


3,278 


Rfi9 


RR') 


1 2'?R 




1 qq 


1 99ft 




9 fiq^ 


1,333 


1,999 


2,704 




'^ftl 

OO 1 


14. '^Rft 


1 qqi .Qo 


\iO\J 


9 9R4. 




9 07*^ 


1,896 


2,933 


3,639 






OO Ofifi 


1992-93 


602 


1,722 


2,596 


2,697 


2,570 


2,489 


2,278 


2,489 


545 


17,988 


1993-94 


946 


2,752 


4,134 


2,287 


2,732 


3,502 


4,129 


2,813 


405 


23,700 


1994-95 


205 


1,850 


2,638 


1,477 


1,641 


1,641 


3,283 


3,283 


4/ 


16,018 


1995-96 


300 


1,980 


3,270 


2,343 


1,562 


1,757 


2,928 


3,905 


976 


19,021 












Percent 










1 qRfi-ft7 

1 3oO O / 




1 1 .o 


1 R 4. 


111 
1 1 . 1 


9.5 


11.3 


14.7 


1 ft n 




1 nn n 


1987-88 


1.1 


8.0 


13.6 


9.3 


8.5 


11.9 


1 7.6 


20.1 


9.9 


100.0 


1988-89 


1.4 


9.8 


13.6 


11.4 


10.2 


13.3 


1 4.6 


19.0 


6.7 


100.0 


1 qnq.qn 


1 q 


7 fi 


1 9 fi 


4. 4. 


2.3 


14.3 


24.8 


97 1 




100 


1 qqO-qi 


1 A 


o.u 


14 9 


14 fi 


9.3 


13.9 


18.8 


1R R 


9 R 


100 


1 qqi.qo 




10 9 


17 9 




8.6 


13.3 


16.5 


1R T 


R 1 


100 


1992-93 


3.3 


9.6 


14.4 


15.0 


14.3 


13.8 


12.8 


13.8 


3.0 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.0 


11.6 


17.4 


9.6 


11.5 


14.8 


17.5 


11.9 


1.7 


100.0 


1994-95 


1.3 


11.5 


16.5 


9.3 


10.2 


10.2 


20.5 


20.5 


4/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


1.6 


10.4 


17.2 


12.3 


8.2 


9.2 


15.4 


20.6 


5.1 


100.0 



^' The 1986-87 through 1990-91 crops include a small amount of hot varieties. ^ Includes September. ^' Includes 
July. June included with May. 



BELL PEPPERS: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Flqrida, crop years 1 986-87 through 1 995-96 ^' 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars per bushel 










1 986-87 


10.00 


11.90 


8.70 


8.20 


9.00 


10.10 


15.80 


17.10 


12.70 


12.00 


1987-88 


10.10 


7.10 


6.35 


5.35 


5.55 


6.35 


10.90 


6.25 


5.95 


7.03 


1988-89 


6.25 


5.75 


5.40 


6.00 


8.30 


7.80 


11.40 


8.40 


9.15 


7.83 


1989-90 


16.30 


10.00 


7.85 


24.90 


27.40 


8.65 


5.95 


5.90 


6.30 


8.41 


1990-91 


13.80 


12.30 


9.10 


8.70 


11.60 


12.50 


13.50 


15.90 


11.00 


12.09 


1991-92 


7.43 


6.98 


5.69 


9.30 


15.96 


17.08 


9.80 


5.88 


8.12 


9.45 


1992-93 


8.76 


8.68 


8.51 


7.42 


9.55 


9.86 


15.51 


10.56 


6.89 


9.83 


1993-94 


9.44 


10.70 


10.42 


10.34 


7.87 


8.09 


8.37 


9.72 


7.45 


9.28 


1 994-95 


13.13 


12.81 


12.39 


15.82 


14.17 


16.52 


10.62 


7.63 


2/ 


12.03 


1995-96 


10.19 


10.14 


6.24 


9.60 


11.20 


12.99 


9.91 


10.50 


9.50 


9.76 



The 1986-87 and 1990-91 crops include a small amount of hot varieties. ^' June included with May. 



33 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1 994-95 and 1 995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




28-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


North ^' 
Central 
Southwest 
Southeast 


625 
5025 
8,575 
7,475 


450 
4,550 
8,600 
7,400 


625 
4,575 
8,100 
7,000 


425 
4,300 
8,350 
7,225 


654 
830 
708 
868 


289 
856 
902 
1,064 


409 
3,797 
5,736 
6,076 


123 
3,680 
7,532 
7,686 


State 


21,700 


21,000 


20,300 


20,300 


789 


937 


16,018 


19,021 


Sep thru Dec 
Jan thru Jul 


7,200 
14,500 


7,500 
13,500 


6,500 
13,800 


7,200 
13,100 


722 
821 


771 

1,028 


4,693 
11,325 


5,550 
13,471 



Includes West. 



BELL PEPPERS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crops years 1 992-93 and 1 993-94 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1992-93 


1 993-94 


1992-93 


1 993-94 



Acres 28-lb bushel 1 ,000 bushels 



North " 


600 


450 


600 


425 


1,333 


1,435 


800 


610 


North Central ^' 


1,100 


800 


1,050 


725 


867 


1,381 


910 


1,001 


West Central 


3,600 


3,800 


3,450 


3,400 


551 


667 


1,901 


2,267 


Southwest 


9,300 


9,600 


8,950 


9,500 


925 


1,022 


8,276 


9,706 


Southeast 


6,900 


7,550 


6,350 


7,350 


961 


1,376 


6,101 


10,116 


State 


21,500 


22,200 


20,400 


21,400 


882 


1,107 


17,988 


23,700 


Sep thru Dec 


7,400 


7,800 


7,200 


7,700 


683 


1,071 


4,920 


7,832 


Jan thru Jul 


14,100 


14,400 


13,200 


13,700 


1,230 


1,158 


13,068 


15,868 


^' Includes West. 


^' Includes East Central. 















BELL PEPPERS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 ^' 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Alachua 


700 


600 


2/ 


2/ 


21 


2/ 


Collier 


5,400 


4,500 


5,600 


5,900 


4,075 


3,060 


Dade 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


300 


250 


Hendry 


1,900 


2,150 


2,000 


2,800 


2,760 


4,405 


Hillsborough 


1,000 


1,350 


1,400 


1,725 


950 


1,125 


Lee 


1,650 


1,600 


1,350 


800 


1,265 


2/ 


Manatee 


1,700 


1,400 


1,800 


900 


2,450 


1,925 


Martin 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


600 


1,300 


Palm Beach (East) 


5,200 


5,500 


5,600 


6,100 


6,000 


5,600 


Sumter 


600 


500 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


2/ 


Other counties 


1,850 


3,000 


2,400 


3,175 


1,900 


2,635 


State 


20,000 


20,600 


20,400 


21,400 


20,300 


20,300 



^' The 1990-91 crop includes a small amount of hot varieties. ^' Included in other counties to avoid disclosure of 



individual operations. 



34 



POTATOES: Acreage, production and value, Florida, 
crop years 1 982 through 1 996 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Production 
sold 


Value 
per cwt 


Value of 
sales 


Planted 


Harvested 






Acres 


Puut 






r^/\ll arc 


1 nOO Hnllai 


WINTER: 
















1991 


7,600 


7,600 


195 


1,482 


1,473 


29.20 


43,012 


1992 


8,100 


8,100 


200 


1,620 


1,610 


22.00 


35,420 


1993 


o, /UU 


o,4UU 


180 


1,512 


1,503 


28.10 


42,234 




8,400 


7,800 








10 


R4 Rft4 


1995 


8,300 


D,yuu 


170 


1,173 


1,166 


23.30 


27,168 


1996 


8,800 


8,800 




1 ,0*rO 




24. fiO 


4R 1 QO 


SPRING (HASTINGS): 














1991 


27,500 


27,000 


190 


5,130 


5,108 


16.80 


85,814 


1992 


26,000 


25,000 


240 


6,000 


5,975 


5.05 


30,174 


1993 


28,000 


/o,UUU 


180 


4,680 


4,660 


11.00 


51,260 


1994 


29,500 


29,000 


220 


6 '^SO 




fi ^Ct 


41 2QR 


1995 


28,500 


0"7 AAA 


220 


5,940 


5,916 


5.90 


34,904 


1996 


28,500 


27,500 






fi 2QQ 


Q RO 


RQ ft41 


SPRING (OTHER): 














1991 


8,600 


8,400 


175 


1,470 


1,458 


24.10 


35,138 


1992 


7,100 


7,000 


250 


1,750 


1,738 


15.40 


26,765 


1993 


8,000 


7,500 


185 


1,388 


1,377 


25.20 


34,700 


1994 


9,700 


9,600 




2 20ft 


2 1 on 


1 40 


22 77fi 


1995 


10,000 


9,000 


210 


1,890 


1,875 


11.70 


21,938 


1996 


9,500 


8,000 


1 an 




1 4.2ft 


14 RO 


21 1 "^4 

^1,1 OH* 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1982 


32,800 


31,900 


219 


6,989 


6,957 


8.90 


61,969 


1983 


32,100 


Q 1 QAA 


193 


6,045 


6,018 


9.25 


55,748 


1984 


34,900 


33,600 




7 Q24 


/ ,ooo 


ft QO 


70 1 Rft 


1985 


35,700 


35,100 


226 


7,930 


7,894 


9.40 


74,323 


1986 


33,400 


32,600 


262 


8,543 


8,505 


7.90 


67,315 


1987 


36,500 


35,700 


196 


6,987 


6,954 


16.40 


113,859 


1988 


36,900 


1 A A 


226 


8,173 


8,134 


5.65 


45,966 


1989 


43,600 


42,600 






ft 2fi1 


1 R 50 


128 '\2'\ 


1990 


45,500 


44,700 


219 


9.792 


9,742 


14.40 


139,914 


1991 


43,700 


43,000 


188 


8,082 


8,039 


20.40 


163,964 


1992 


41,200 


40,100 


234 


9,370 


9,323 


9.90 


92,359 


1993 


44,700 


41,900 


181 


7,580 


7,580 


17.00 


128,194 


1994 


47,600 


46,400 


215 


9,992 


9,939 


11.90 


118,655 


1995 


46,800 


42,900 


210 


9,003 


8,957 


9.40 


84,010 


1996 


46,800 


44,300 


217 


9,613 


9,564 


13.20 


126,165 



35 



POTATOES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, 
crop years 1 992 through 1 996 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


1 1/ 
Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 cwt 








1992 


32 


225 


909 


2,772 


3,608 


1,777 


9,323 


1993 


38 


204 


542 


•i 4 ^ 'X 

1,162 


3,475 


2,1 19 


7,540 


1 994 


i A 

14 


251 


1 o o o 

1,238 


2,335 


4,403 


1,698 


9,939 


1995 




105 


408 


1,807 


4,868 


1,769 


8,957 


1 996 


19 


182 


564 


1,368 
Percent 


4,964 


2,467 


9,564 


1 992 


0.3 


2.4 


9.8 


29.7 


38.7 


19.1 


100.0 


1 993 


0.5 


2.7 


7.2 


15.4 


46,1 


28.1 


100.0 


1 994 


0.1 


2.5 


12.5 


23.5 


44.3 


17.1 


100.0 


1 995 




1 .2 


A ^ 

4.6 


20.2 


54.3 


19.7 


100.0 


1996 


0.2 


1.9 


5.9 


14.3 


51.9 


25.8 


100.0 



^' Includes small quantities sold in July. 



POTATOES: Average value per cwt for all sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1992 through 1996 



Crop 
year 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 










Dollars 








1992 


25.00 


25.00 


24.20 


14.80 


4.60 


3.60 


9.90 


1993 


25.00 


24.20 


29.10 


28.40 


17.00 


6.80 


17.00 


1994 


43.60 


42.20 


35.80 


9.30 


6.05 


8.80 


11.90 


1995 




27.70 


27.30 


14.40 


6.70 


6.40 


9.40 


1996 


29.70 


26.80 


23.90 


18.65 


9.70 


9.60 


13.20 



36 



POTATOES: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95, 1995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1 995-96 


Spring 




Acres 




Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 


Hastings ^' 


28,500 


Zo,OUU 


z/,uuu 


27,500 










Other spring ^' 


10,000 


9,500 


9,000 


8,000 


210 


180 


1,890 


1,440 


Winter 




















3,700 


3,900 


3,700 


3 900 


165 


190 


612 


741 


Southeast 


4,600 


4,900 


3,200 


4,900 


175 


226 


561 


1,107 


State 


46,800 


46,800 


42,900 


44,300 


210 


217 


9,003 


9,613 



Includes Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns' counties. ^' Includes all other counties in west, north, and central areas. 



POTATOES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1991 through 1996 



Counties 


1991 


1992 


1993 


1994 


1995 


1996 








Acres 






Dade 


4,800 


4,900 


4,700 


4,300 


3,100 


4,600 


Flagler 


2,500 


1,975 


2,500 


2,600 


2,000 


1.500 


Putnam 


4,200 


4,800 


4,900 


5,400 


5,000 


5,000 


St. Johns 


20,300 


18,225 


1 8,600 


21,000 


20,000 


21,000 


Other counties 


11,200 


10,200 


11,200 


13,100 


12,800 


12,200 


Winter total 


7,600 


8,100 


8,400 


7,800 


6,900 


8,800 


Spring total 


35,400 


32,000 


33,500 


38,600 


36,000 


35,500 


State total 


43,000 


40,100 


41,900 


46,400 


42,900 


44,300 



37 



RADISHES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1986-87 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per carton 


Total 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


15-lb carton 


1 ,000 cartons 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1 986-87 


29,700 


27,000 


207 


5,589 


3.15 


17,605 


1987-88 


28,000 


26,300 


192 


5,050 


3.70 


18,685 


1988-89 


Oft O rtrt 

28,200 


27,000 


235 


6,345 


3.15 


19,987 


1 989-90 


29,000 


23,000 


o r 

350 


8,050 


3.54 


28,497 


1 990-91 


26,100 


25,000 


285 


7,125 


4.95 


35,269 


isa 1-92 


24,900 


22,800 


269 


6,1 30 


3.52 


21,578 


1 992-90 


24,900 


23,800 




C O 1 o 
D,Z 1 Z 


5.95 


36,961 


1993-94 


18,000 


17,400 


273 


4,750 


5.45 


25,888 


1994-95 


19,200 


15,700 


256 


4,019 


5.94 


23,873 


1995-96 


13,700 


1 2,400 


390 


4,836 


4.14 


20,021 



RADISHES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 1 5-lb cartons 










1991-92 


213 


853 


931 


673 


707 


787 


905 


922 


139 


6,130 


1992-93 


112 


826 


1,006 


727 


683 


895 


982 


882 


99 


6,212 


1993-94 


90 


499 


755 


689 


708 


969 


608 


266 


166 


4,750 


1 994-95 


40 


414 


181 


422 


804 


868 


752 


498 


40 


4,019 


1995-96 


15 


164 


1,199 


532 


624 


754 


774 


672 


102 


4,836 












Percent 










1991-92 


3.5 


13.9 


15.2 


11.0 


11.5 


12.8 


14.8 


15.0 


2.3 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.8 


13.3 


16.2 


11.7 


11.0 


14.4 


15.8 


14.2 


1.6 


100.0 


1993-94 


1.9 


10.5 


15.9 


14.5 


14.9 


20.4 


12.8 


5.6 


3.5 


100.0 


1994-95 


1.0 


10.3 


4.5 


10.5 


20.0 


21.6 


18.7 


12.4 


1.0 


100.0 


1995-96 


0.3 


3.4 


24.8 


11.0 


12.9 


15.6 


16.0 


13.9 


2.1 


100.0 



RADISHES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 


year 
































Dollars 










1991-92 


4.00 


3.65 


3.00 


3.35 


3.35 


4.05 


3.40 


3.75 


3.35 


3.52 


1992-93 


7.00 


4.95 


5.90 


6.30 


8.00 


5.70 


6.10 


5.20 


4.70 


5.95 


1993-94 


8.20 


7.30 


5.35 


4.95 


4.30 


4.25 


4.75 


8.50 


10.70 


5.45 


1994-95 


4.70 


6.20 


16.70 


12.30 


5.80 


3.70 


3.40 


4.20 


9.50 


5.94 


1995-96 


6.90 


7.50 


3.70 


4.30 


3.00 


3.40 


3.40 


6.20 


7.30 


4.14 



38 



SQUASH: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



Prnn 

year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per acre 


Production 


\/aIi IP 

per bushel 


Tntal 
1 viol 

value 


Planted 


Harvested 






Acres 


42-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1981-82 


17,400 


16,600 


168 


2,788 


9.69 


27,029 


1 982-83 


16,700 


16,100 


179 


2,874 


11.12 


31,949 


1 983-84 


1 /,/uu 


1 D,oUU 


177 


2,981 


10.12 


30,173 


1984-85 


1 /,/00 


1 D,000 


172 


2,829 


11.00 


31,119 


1985-86 


1 0, /UU 


1 b,oUU 


202 


3,192 


12.60 


40,219 


1986-87 


16,100 


15,200 


198 


3,010 


12.30 


37,023 


1987-88 


14,700 


14,000 


243 


3,402 


11.80 


40,144 


1988-89 


1 0,200 


1 3,650 


277 


3,785 


9.50 


35,958 


1 989-90 


1 o,b00 


1 1 ,700 


340 


3,978 


9.20 


36,598 


1990-91 


1 z,OUU 


1 1 ,oU0 


320 


3,776 


13.30 


50,221 


1991-92 


14,300 


13,300 


346 


4,602 


10.75 


49,472 


1992-93 


1 1 ,200 


10,500 


335 


3,518 


10.85 


38,170 


1 993-94 


13,800 


13,300 


342 


4,549 


9.50 


43,216 


1994-95 


12,500 


11,900 


264 


3,142 


13.27 


41,686 


1995-96 


10,800 


9,600 


210 


2,016 


13.54 


27,297 



SQUASH: Harvested acreage and value of production, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 

17 -1 r 55 



16 - 



t?15 
CO 14 

CO 
3 

2 13 



O 

< 11 



10 - 




Value 



50 



45 <o 
c 
o 

40 = 



35 



CO 
CO 



o 

30 Q 



- 25 



20 



81-82 83-84 85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 



39 



SQUASH: Five-year average monthly price and percent 
sold, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 




OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



SQUASH: Production sold, by month, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1,000 42-lb bushels 








1991-92 


327 


350 


496 


682 


542 


688 


870 


542 


105 


4,602 


1992-93 


124 


481 


501 


337 


388 


431 


553 


622 


81 


3,518 


1993-94 


182 


616 


692 


527 


602 


742 


849 


339 




4,549 


1 994-95 


79 


317 


361 


283 


299 


383 


990 


380 


50 


3,142 


1995-96 


48 


171 


333 


174 


169 


226 


377 


409 


109 


2,016 












Percent 










1991-92 


7.1 


7.6 


10.8 


14.8 


11.8 


14.9 


18.9 


11.8 


2.3 


100.0 


1992-93 


3.5 


13.7 


14.2 


9.6 


11.0 


12.3 


15.7 


17.7 


2.3 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.0 


13.5 


15.2 


11.6 


13.2 


16.3 


18.7 


7.5 




100.0 


1 994-95 


2.5 


10.1 


11.5 


9.0 


9.5 


12.2 


31.5 


12.1 


1.6 


100.0 


1995-96 


2.4 


8.5 


16.5 


8.6 


8.4 


11.2 


18.7 


20.3 


5.4 


100.0 



40 



SQUASH: Average value per bushel for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars 










1991-92 


7.50 


8.40 


8.40 


13.05 


9.45 


14.90 


10.75 


10.75 


4.30 


10.75 


1 992-93 


7.49 


10.77 


10.90 


1 1.78 


12.78 


15.37 


11.46 


6.97 


4.66 


10.85 


1993-94 


7.95 


16.83 


6.37 


10.87 


6.54 


10.80 


7.43 


8.92 




9.50 


1 994-95 


22.80 


14.10 


16.10 


20.20 


15.40 


14.90 


9.50 


9.00 


15.00 


13.27 


1995-96 


12.10 


12.90 


9.45 


18.40 


15.40 


14.00 


13.30 


13.90 


15.50 


13.54 



SQUASH: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1 994-95, 1 995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




42-lb bushel 


1 ,000 bushels 


West and North 


900 


500 


800 


500 


210 


430 


168 


215 


North Central 


600 


400 


500 


400 


240 


397 


120 


159 


East and West Central 


1,500 


1,300 


1,400 


1,300 


220 


110 


308 


143 


Southwest 


3,700 


2,900 


3,600 


2,200 


225 


315 


810 


693 


Southeast 


5,800 


5,700 


5,600 


5,200 


310 


155 


1,736 


806 


State 


12,500 


10,800 


11,900 


9,600 


264 


210 


3,142 


2,016 



SQUASH: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Alachua 


550 


200 


150 


150 


150 


250 


Collier 


550 


1,200 


1,000 


1,100 


1,250 


650 


Dade 


4,600 


5,400 


3,700 


5,300 


5,150 


4,600 


Gadsden 


200 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Hardee 


750 


200 


1/ 


1/ 


450 


350 


Hillsborough 


500 


600 


400 


400 


200 


200 


Lee 


750 


1,000 


1,100 


2,200 


1,600 


1,150 


Marion 


400 


200 


150 


150 


100 


100 


Palm Beach (East) 


600 


500 


400 


400 


300 


300 


Other counties 


2,900 


3,800 


3,500 


3,600 


2,700 


2,100 


State 


11,800 


1 3,300 


10,500 


13,300 


11,900 


9,600 



Included in other counties. 



41 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield 


Production 


Value 


Total value 


ycai 


Planted 


Harvested 


nor 9f^ra 

per acre 


per rial 






Acres 


1 z-\o Tiat 


1 ,000 flats 


Dollars 


1 ,000 dollars 


1 QQ 1 QO 


5,000 


5,000 


1 AOC 
1 ,DZ& 




0.44 


52,358 


1982-83 


5,400 


5,400 


1,583 


8,550 


6.14 


52,531 


1983-84 


5,200 


5,100 


1,417 


7,225 


5.38 


38,842 


1 QQA BR 
1 yOH-OO 


5,300 


5,300 


1 ,dD/ 


o o o o 
o,ooo 


CiA 

0.94 


61 ,268 


1 yoo-oo 


5,000 


4,900 


1 K /I O 


"7 ceo 

/,obo 


CCA 

D.D4 


50, 1 57 


1 yoD-o / 


4,900 


4,900 


1 D'ye 


Q 1 QO 

y, 1 tiz 


7.30 


67,062 


1987-88 


5,000 


5,000 


2,083 


10,417 


7.09 


73,875 


1988-89 


5,300 


5,300 


2,167 


11,483 


8.03 


92,188 


1 QQQ QA 

1 yoy-yu 


5,400 


5,300 


1 QOQ 


Q "7 1 "7 

y, / I / 


"7 -7C 
7./0 


75,324 


1 yyu-y i 


5,500 


5,500 


O AAA 


1 1 AAA 


T "70 
/ ./Z 


O A 0-7C 

o4,87d 


1 QQ1 QO 

1 yy 1 -yz 


5,400 


5,400 


O KAA 


1 O KAA 


Q AC 


1 AO O 1 A 

1 Oo,o 1 


1 yyz-yo 


5,800 


5,800 


z, Jo J 


1 O KOO 
1 O,0OO 


O QC 

o.yb 


1 O 1 O i o 

1 z1 ,o1 J 


1993-94 


5,800 


5,800 


2,417 


14,017 


7.24 


101,425 


1994-95 


6,000 


6,000 


2,333 


14,000 


8.47 


118,608 


1995-96 


6,000 


6,000 


2,167 


1 3,000 


8.66 


112,632 



STRAWBERRIES: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 


Dec ^' 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Total 


year 


















1 ,000 1 2-lb flats 






1991-92 


1,350 


1,755 


3,240 


5,400 


1,755 


2/ 


13,500 


1992-93 


1,083 


2,707 


2,165 


5,413 


2,165 


2J 


13,533 


1993-94 


981 


1,682 


3,084 


7,569 


701 


21 


14,017 


1 994-95 


1,120 


1,540 


1,680 


5,880 


3,780 


21 


14,000 


1995-96 


1,170 


1,950 


3,120 


5,460 


1,300 


21 


13,000 










Percent 








1991-92 


10.0 


13.0 


24.0 


40.0 


13.0 


V 


100.0 


1992-93 


8.0 


20.0 


16.0 


40.0 


16.0 


21 


100.0 


1993-94 


7.0 


12.0 


22.0 


54.0 


5.0 


21 


100.0 


1 994-95 


8.0 


11.0 


12.0 


42.0 


27.0 


21 


100.0 


1995-96 


9.0 


15.0 


24.0 


42.0 


10.0 


21 


100.0 



^' November included. ^' Combined with April. Less than 0.5 percent. 



42 



STRAWBERRIES: Average value per flat for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Average 










Dollars 








1991-92 


1 1 .40 


1 1 .88 


8.76 


6.60 


4.92 


1/ 


8.06 


1 992-93 


15.96 


10.56 


10.92 


7.08 


6.24 


1/ 


8.96 


1993-94 


16.92 


9.71 


7.08 


5.69 


4.84 


1/ 


7.24 


1994-95 


15.48 


15.72 


11.04 


6.72 


5.04 


1/ 


8.47 


1995-96 


17.28 


11.16 


9.36 


6.12 


6.12 


1/ 


8.66 



^' Combined with April. 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1 994-95, 1 995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1 995-96 






Acres 




12-lbflat 


1 ,000 flats 


North 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,133 


2,140 


640 


642 


Central 


5,400 


5,400 


5,400 


5,400 


2,352 


2,166 


12,700 


11,698 


South 


300 


300 


300 


300 


2,200 


2,200 


660 


660 


State 


6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


6,000 


2,333 


2,167 


14,000 


13,000 



STRAWBERRIES: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1 992-93 


1 993-94 


1994-95 


1995-96 










Acres 






Dade & Broward 


200 


200 


200 




200 


200 


200 


Hillsborough & Manatee 


4,900 


4,800 


5,100 




5,100 


5,300 


5,300 


Other counties 


400 


400 


500 




500 


500 


500 


State 


5,500 


5,400 


5,800 




5,800 


6,000 


6,000 



43 



TOMATOES:Acreage, fresh market production, and value, Florida, crop 



Crop 


Acreage 


Yield per 


Production ^' 


Dollars per 


Total value ^ 


year 


Planted Harvested 


acre 


carton 



Acres 



25-lb cartons 1 ,000 cartons 



1 ,000 dollars 



1981-82 


41,300 


40 500 


1,250 


50 632 


5.23 


264 805 

\j 1 \J \J yj 


1982-83 


45,600 


45,600 


1,154 


52,640 


7.39 


389,010 


1983-84 


49,300 


47,600 


1,128 


53,712 


6.83 


366,853 


1 984-85 


49,400 


47,400 


1,223 


57,976 


5.74 


332 782 


1985-86 


48,700 


48,200 


1,243 


59 904 


7.62 


456 468 


1 986-87 


53,600 


53,300 


1,241 


66,123 


7.78 


514,437 


1987-88 


57,000 


56,800 


1,344 


76,333 


7.00 


534,321 


1988-89 


62,500 


60,700 


1,207 


73,288 


9.37 


686,884 


1989-90 ^' 


55,800 


51,600 


1,169 


60,336 


7.29 


439,686 


1990-91 


50,500 


50,400 


1,278 


64,430 


9.40 


605,507 


1991-92 


52,000 


52,000 


1,591 


82,736 


8.81 


728,594 


1992-93 


48,400 


48,400 


1,483 


71,767 


8.70 


624,235 


1993-94 


50,600 


50,600 


1,294 


65,483 


7.14 


467,541 


1994-95 


49,000 


49,000 


1,330 


65,183 


7.25 


472,782 


1995-96 


46,400 


45,500 


1,216 


55,345 


7.95 


440,119 



^' Includes round and plum or pear-shaped varieties, and U-Pic. ^ Fresh market only. Prior publications included the 
value of the processing production. ^' Excludes 5,200,000 cartons not harvested due to low spring prices. 



PRINCIPAL TOMATO PRODUCING AREAS 



VI 



Dade 

Florida City 
Goulds 
Homestead 
Perrine 



IV Palmetto-Ruskin 
Palmetto 
Ruskin 
Tampa 



V 



II East Coast 
Ft. Pierce 
Jupiter 

Osceola County 
Pompano Beach 
Stuart 

ill Southwest 

Bonita Springs 

Immokalee 

Naples 



V North 

Oxford ~ » 
Suwannee Valley || 

III 

VI West ^ ^ 

Gadsden County * 
Holmes County ^ 
Jackson County 



IV 



III € 



pR5 



44 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Harvested acreage and value 
of production, crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 

750 




81-82 83-84 85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 



FRESH MARKET TOMATOES: Five-year average monthly price 
and percent sold, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



13 



12 - 



11 

c 
o 

■C 10 

03 
O 

«- 9 H 

CL 
CO 
03 



8 - 



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Q 



5 
4 




Percent 



20 



1 \ \ \ 1 I \ \ [ 

OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 



45 



TOMATOES: Production, monthly, for fresh market, Florida, 
crop years 1986-87 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


UCI 


Nov 


uec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


1. 2/ 

Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 25-lb cartons 








1986-87 


1,691 


8,239 


10,437 


8,449 








15,877 


3,442 


66,123 


1987-88 


1,035 


9,027 


10,543 


9,143 






\ o,/D/ 


14,799 


4,446 


76,333 


1 988-89 


512 


1 277 




R 1 1 fi 


5,684 


13,457 


7,894 






/ o,Zoo 


1 989-90 ^' 


723 




8 980 




906 


8,874 


13,462 


1 R 97A 


4Q'5 


fin T^fi 


1990-91 


1 ,544 


6 367 


1 2 541 


1 1 98 


5,737 


6,692 


7,011 


1 1 7Q1 

1 1 , / C7 1 






1991-92 


3,312 


7,287 


10,103 


11,427 


7,346 


7,346 


1 7 1 d1 


14,692 


4,082 


82,736 


1992-93 


1,398 


4,965 


15,035 


6,386 


6,678 


1 1 ,032 


7 4.m 


9,435 


9,435 


1^.1^1 


1993-94 


3,066 


6,772 


8,433 


6,693 


6,173 


7,685 


10 212 


1 1 ,044 


5,405 


65,483 


1 994-95 


3,062 


9,851 


7,855 


7,782 


7,185 


6,532 


Q 900 


13,716 


4/ 


65,183 


1995-96 


1,474 


6,481 


7 770 


9 800 


4,880 


2,300 


6,400 


1 2 840 


T 4.00 














Percent 










1986-87 


2.6 


12.5 


15.8 


12.8 


6.9 


6.1 


14 1 


24.0 


5.2 


100.0 


1987-88 


1.4 


11.8 


13.8 


12.0 


8.5 


9.3 




19.4 


5.8 


100.0 


1 988-89 


6 


13 9 


12 3 


111 

III! 


7.8 


18.4 


10.8 


9T 1 


9 




1 989-90 


1 .2 


16 8 


14 9 


2 5 


1.5 


14.7 


22.3 


.o 


8 


1 nn n 


1 990-91 


2.4 


9 9 


19 5 


15 8 


8.9 


10.4 


10.9 


1 o.o 




1 nn n 


1991-92 


4.0 


8.8 


12.2 


13.8 


8.9 


8.9 


20.7 


17.8 


4.9 


100.0 


1992-93 


1.9 


6.9 


20.9 


8.9 


9.3 


15.4 


10.3 


13.2 


13.2 


100.0 


1993-94 


4.7 


10.3 


12.9 


10.2 


9.4 


11.7 


15.6 


16.9 


8.3 


100.0 


1994-95 


4.7 


15.2 


12.1 


11.9 


11.0 


10.0 


14.1 


21.0 


4/ 


100.0 


1995-96 


2.7 


11.7 


14.0 


17.7 


8.8 


4.2 


11.6 


23.2 


6.1 


100.0 



Includes September. ^ Includes July. ^' Excludes 5,200,000 cartons not harvested due to low spring prices. 
June included with May. 



TOMATOES: Average value per carton for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1 986-87 through 1 995-96 



Crop 
year 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Average 












Dollars per carton 










1986-87 


10.00 


9.45 


9.60 


7.08 


6.45 


8.03 


6.73 


6.95 


7.20 


7.78 


1987-88 


10.70 


11.60 


5.55 


7.88 


4.85 


7.15 


7.48 


5.53 


4.83 


7.00 


1988-89 


9.00 


7.20 


3.93 


10.85 


11.30 


8.53 


13.95 


10.90 


7.73 


9.37 


1989-90 


9.15 


6.70 


10.23 


29.00 


24.40 


8.08 


3.65 


5.50 


5.50 


7.29 


1990-91 


6.08 


6.20 


7.35 


5.78 


7.90 


11.00 


12.33 


14.15 


13.05 


9.40 


1991-92 


7.21 


6.00 


3.85 


10.13 


19.00 


20.18 


8.10 


4.18 


4.50 


8.81 


1992-93 


14.90 


10.05 


8.58 


9.58 


5.48 


5.30 


11.30 


14.43 


5.13 


8.70 


1993-94 


4.45 


7.05 


14.40 


10.38 


4.83 


6.13 


4.14 


5.14 


7.25 


7.14 


1994-95 


8.61 


8.22 


9.36 


10.28 


7.45 


9.28 


5.13 


3.68 


3/ 


7.25 


1995-96 


7.15 


9.90 


6.23 


4.60 


10.00 


20.43 


12.63 


5.90 


5.73 


7.95 



Includes September. ^' Includes July. ^' June included with May. 



46 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1994-95 and 1995-96 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 






Acres 




25-lb cartons 


1 ,000 cartons 


West, North, and 


















North Central 


3,650 


4,300 


3,650 


4,300 


1,406 


993 


5,133 


4,270 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


15,750 


15,100 


15,750 


14,700 


1,476 


1,324 


23,240 


19,463 


East Coast 


6 200 


4,900 


6,200 


4 700 


1,112 


1,327 


6,897 


6,239 


Southwest 


1 Q nnn 


1 8,300 


19,000 


1 R nnn 

1 Oi\J\J\J 


1,229 


1,161 


23,357 


20,889 


Dade 


4,400 


3,800 


4,400 


3,800 


1,490 


1,180 


6,556 


4,484 


State 


49 000 


46,400 


49,000 


45 500 


1,330 


1,216 


65,183 


55,345 


Oct thru Dec 


18,600 


18,300 


18,600 


18,100 


1,117 


869 


20,768 


15,725 


Jan thru Jul 


30,400 


28,100 


30,400 


27,400 


1,461 


1,446 


44,415 


39,620 



TOMATOES: Acreage and fresh market production by areas and 
crop years, Florida, 1 992-93 and 1 993-94 



Areas 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1992-94 


1993-94 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1992-93 


1993-94 


West, North, and 
North Central 


3,900 


Acres 
4,100 3,900 


4,100 


25-lb cartons 
1,846 1,378 


1 ,000 cartons 
7,199 5,649 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


13,100 


13,700 


13,100 


13.700 


1,711 


1,369 


22,417 


18,750 


East Coast 


5,950 


6,100 


5,950 


6,100 


1,657 


1,508 


9,859 


9,196 


Southwest 


19,850 


21,600 


19,850 


21,600 


1,260 


1,189 


25,012 


25,691 


Dade 


5,600 


5,100 


5,600 


5,100 


1,300 


1,215 


7,280 


6,197 


State 


48,400 


50,600 


48,400 


50,600 


1,483 


1,294 


71,767 


65,483 


Oct thru Dec 


13,300 


17,700 


13,300 


17,700 


1.609 


1.032 


21,398 


18,271 


Jan thru Jul 


35,100 


32,900 


35,100 


32,900 


1,435 


1,435 


50,369 


47,212 



47 



TOMATOES: Acreage harvested, for fresh market, selected counties, 
Florida, crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Broward 


380 


500 


450 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Collier 


13,660 


14,100 


12,900 


12,750 


10,325 


10,400 


Dade (Ground) 


50 


~ 


- 


- 


- 


— 


Dade (Staked) 


5,550 


5,100 


5,600 


5,100 


4,400 


3,800 


Gadsden 


4,000 


3,000 


3,000 


2,950 


2,750 


2,950 


Hardee 


415 




1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Hendry 


3,830 


4,700 


3,950 


5,050 


5,200 


4,125 


Hillsborough 


4,670 


3,100 


3,025 


2,525 


3,150 


3,400 


Lee 


2,310 


2,200 


2,800 


3,000 


2,725 


2,475 


Manatee 


9,425 


1 2,000 


9,200 


10,375 


12,000 


10,900 


Martin 


1,120 


1,200 


1,100 


1,100 


1,175 


925 


Palm Beach 


3,650 


3,500 


3,450 


2,800 


2,900 


2,300 


Sarasota 


175 


300 


1/ 




1/ 


1/ 


St Lucie 


1/ 


400 


500 


1,200 


1,325 


725 


Other counties 


1,165 


1,900 


2,425 


3,750 


3,050 


3,500 


State 


50,400 


52,000 


48,400 


50,600 


49,000 


45,500 



^' Included in other counties. 



TOMATOES: Percent of acreage harvested, by variety, by growing 
area, south Florida, 1 994-95 and 1 995-96 ^' 



Variety 


All areas 


Southwest 


Palmetto-Ruskin 


Dade 


East Coast 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 


1 994-95 


1995-96 












Percent 










Agriset 


35.1 


40.9 


59.0 


54.3 


24.0 


33.6 




4.7 


12.8 


39.2 


Sunny 


15.5 


6.8 


9.6 


8.3 


7.2 


1.5 


0.9 




65.9 


22.9 


Sunbeams 


10.0 


8.6 


1.6 


1.4 


15.5 


22.9 


36.8 


0.5 


3.5 


21 


Solar Set 


9.2 


13.4 


3.4 


6.9 


17.5 


12.7 


3.7 


39.7 


11.1 


19.7 


Solar Mars 


4.5 


6.7 


1.4 


4.2 


10.5 


8.3 






2.4 


17.2 


Flora Set 




4.1 




4.1 




6.6 










Merced 


3.1 


2.0 


7.3 


4.5 














BHN, All strains 


3.4 


10.0 


6.4 


10.7 


1.9 


5.2 










Olympic 


2.4 


1.2 






7.3 


0.4 




11.1 






Bonita 


2.1 


2.0 






0.7 


0.2 


18.8 


20.9 






Flavr Savr 


1.6 


0.2 


3.1 








2.9 


1.8 






Cobia 


1.3 


1.8 


2.9 


3.5 






1.0 


2.5 






Sunpride 




0.6 




0.3 




1.4 










All other 


11.8 


5.1 


5.3 


1.8 


15.4 


7.2 


35.9 


18.8 


4.3 


1.0 


All Varieties 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 



^' Excludes cherry and pear-shaped or plum varieties. ^ Included in all others. ^' Includes one or more of the following: 
experimental varieties, varieties with less than 1 5 acres, and any proprietary varieties. 



48 



WATERMELONS: Acreage, production, and value, Florida, 
crop years 1981-82 through 1995-96 



urop 
year 


Acreage 


Yieio 
per acre 


Production 


Value 
per cwt 


1 otai 
value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Cwt 


1 ,000 cwt 


Dollars 


1,000 dollars 


1981-82 


yD,UUU 




165 


7,920 


6.90 


54,648 


1 982-83 


oy,uuu 


4y,UUU 


1 65 


8 085 


7 20 


58 212 


1983-84 


64,000 


60,000 


167 


10,020 


6.20 


62,124 


1984-85 


59,000 


54,000 


166 


8,964 


5.95 


53,336 


1985-86 


oo,oo\j 


A~f KKn 


184 


8,749 


6.23 


54,506 


1986-87 






157 


7,238 


9.64 


69,774 


1 987-88 




AQ ann 


1 ftR 




6 7Q 


62 556 


1988-89 






170 


8,500 


5.30 


45,050 


1 989-90 


53,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7.15 


64,350 


1990-91 


46,000 


36,000 


195 


7,011 


11.52 


80,767 


1991-92 


53,000 


45,000 


200 


9,000 


7.35 


66,150 


1992-93 


42,000 


37,000 


225 


8,325 


8.00 


66,600 


1993-94 


40,000 


37,000 


230 


8,510 


6.80 


57,868 


1994-95 


37,000 


33,000 


250 


8,250 


7.60 


62,700 


1995-96 


40,000 


34,000 


210 


7,140 


7.00 


49,980 



WATERMELONS: Production sold, monthly, Florida, crop 
years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 








1 ,000 cwt 






1991-92 


90 


3,546 


4,833 


531 


9,000 


1992-93 




2,164 


5,162 


999 


8,325 


1993-94 


681 


3,829 


3,915 


85 


8,510 


1 994-95 


198 


4,084 


3,943 


25 


8,250 


1995-96 




2,785 


3,855 


500 


7,140 








Percent 






1991-92 


1.0 


39.4 


53.7 


5.9 


100.0 


1992-93 




26.0 


62.0 


12.0 


100.0 


1993-94 


8.0 


45.0 


46.0 


1.0 


100.0 


1994-95 


2.4 


49.5 


47.8 


0.3 


100.0 


1995-96 




39.0 


54.0 


7.0 


100.0 



WATERMELONS: Average value per cwt for fresh market sales, monthly, 
Florida, crop years 1991-92 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Average 








Dollars 






1991-92 


15.00 


10.20 


4.80 


3.50 


7.35 


1992-93 




12.50 


6.65 


5.35 


8.00 


1993-94 


8.00 


7.50 


5.90 


7.00 


6.80 


1 994-95 


15.00 


8.20 


6.60 


5.70 


7.60 


1995-96 




10.20 


5.05 


4.20 


7.00 



49 



WATERMELONS: Acreage and production by areas, Florida, 
crop years 1994-95 and 1995-96 



Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per acre 


Production 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 


1994-95 


1995-96 



Acres Cwt 1 ,000 cwt 



West 


4,500 


4,700 


3,800 


3,900 


138 


123 


524 


480 


North 


15,800 


17,200 


14,800 


14,900 


164 


150 


2,427 


2,252 


Central 


7,500 


8,600 


6,500 


6,700 


346 


230 


2,249 


1,518 


South 


9,200 


9,500 


7,900 


8,500 


386 


340 


3,050 


2,890 


State 


37,000 


40,000 


33,000 


34,000 


250 


210 


8,250 


7,140 



WATERMELONS: Acreage harvested by selected counties, Florida, 
crop years 1990-91 through 1995-96 



Counties 


1990-91 


1991-92 


1992-93 


1993-94 


1 994-95 


1995-96 








Acres 






Alachua 


2,500 


3,000 


3,000 


3,000 


3,400 


3,500 


Bradford 


400 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Calhoun 


300 


300 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Charlotte 


300 


700 


1,200 


1,500 


1,300 


1,200 


Citrus 


400 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Collier 


3,300 


4,000 


3,600 


4,000 


2,800 


2,500 


Columbia 


1,000 


1,100 


1,500 


1,500 


1,000 


900 


DeSoto 


1,700 


1,200 


2,000 


1,900 


1,200 


700 


Dixie 


500 


800 


700 


600 


800 


800 


Gilchrist 


2,000 


2,500 


2,700 


2,700 


2,500 


2,600 


Hardee 


1,200 


2,100 


1,200 


1,100 


800 


600 


nenary 






2,500 


2,900 






Hillsborough 


300 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Holmes 


700 


1,400 


500 


500 


1,400 


1,500 


Jackson 


1,000 


1,100 


1,600 


1,500 


1,000 


900 


Jefferson 


800 


1,000 


900 


700 


600 


700 


Lafayette 


1,500 


700 


900 


900 


800 


700 


Lake 


400 


400 


1/ 


1/ 






Lee 


900 


900 


1,600 


1,400 


1,000 


1,100 


Levy 


2,200 


2,700 


2,600 


2,500 


2,500 


2,400 


Madison 


400 


500 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Manatee 


2,600 


3,200 


2,700 


3,000 


2,200 


2,100 


Marion 


1,200 


2,500 


1,200 


1,000 


1,000 


1,100 


Okeechobee 


300 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Polk 


300 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Sarasota 


300 


400 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


1/ 


Sumter 


1,200 


1,500 


2,300 


1,900 


1,400 


1,500 


Suwannee 


1,900 


2,500 


2,000 


1,800 


1,400 


1,800 


Union 


400 


500 


1/ 


1/ 




1/ 


Washington 


2,000 


1,200 


900 


800 


1,100 


1,200 


Other counties 


2,100 


4,400 


1,400 


1,800 


2,300 


3,000 


State 


36,000 


45,000 


37,000 


37,000 


33,000 


34,000 



^' Included in other counties. 



50 



Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by 
months and ail methods of shipment for Florida, crop year 1995-96 



Commoditv 


1995 


1996 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 


Vegetables: 












1 ,000 cwt 










Snap beans 


8 


77 


90 


74 


46 




1 

1 oo 


121 


5 





636 


Cabbage 





2 


33 


157 


198 






176 


6 





1,190 


Carrots 








21 


25 


24 


A? 


OO 


12 


8 





192 


Cauliflower 








5 


3 


2 


o 
o 


1 











14 


Celery 





1 


33 


73 


67 


1 oo 

1 


1 


90 


28 





563 


Chinese cabbage 





2 


8 


12 


g 


1 o 
1 o 


"7 1 
Z 1 


12 


1 





83 


Sweet corn 


73 


62 


82 


62 


105 




oOZ 


1,241 


633 


85 


2,795 


Cucumbers 


1 17 


283 


252 


1 12 


13 


7R 
/ D 




738 


1 14 





1,937 


Eggplant 


1 1 


28 


41 


26 


12 


1 ^ 


ZD 


56 


38 


1 


252 


Endive-Escarole 





8 


18 


15 


14 


on 


1 R 


1 1 








102 


Greens 








1 


2 


3 


c 

9 




2 








18 


Lettuce 





10 


41 


28 


24 




o / 


10 








216 


Okra 


7 


6 


5 


2 


1 




o 
o 


16 


12 


6 


60 


Dry onions 











2 


2 




1 


1 








8 


Parsley 





2 


8 


4 


4 


5 


5 


4 








32 


Green peppers 


16 


130 


363 


31 1 


206 


232 


406 


532 


119 





2,315 


Radishes 





6 


16 


g 


8 


a 


1 z. 


1 1 


1 





72 


Southern peas 





1 


2 


1 


2 


1 


2 


1 


1 





11 


Squash 


17 


104 


152 


64 


71 


88 


164 


151 


16 


1 


828 


Tomatoes 


41 9 


798 


1 ,451 


1 ,243 


720 


378 


875 


1 929 


1 418 


162 


9 393 


Cherry tomatoes 


1 


2 


3 


2 


1 


1 


2 


5 


2 





19 


Other vegetables 


2 


2 


3 


2 


3 


i 

1 


1 


1 





1 


16 




671 


1 ,524 


2,628 


2,229 


1,535 


1,520 


2,867 


5,120 


2,402 


256 


20,752 


Potatoes 














46 


168 


207 


351 


16g 





941 


Strawberries 








52 


73 


91 


355 


81 


1 








653 


Watermelons 








50 


5 











2.208 


3,115 


384 


5,762 


Total 


671 


1,524 


2,730 


2,307 


1,672 


2.043 


3,155 


7,680 


5,686 


640 


28,108 



SNAP BEANS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-g6 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 bushels 










igg2-g3 


Total 


29 


279 


339 


326 


369 


335 


458 


510 


29 


2,674 


igg3-g4 


Total 


28 


436 


405 


345 


379 


473 


433 


316 


3 


2,818 


igg4-g5 


Total 


32 


297 


298 


279 


243 


392 


569 


259 


4 


2,373 


1995-96 


Total 


26 


255 


299 


245 


153 


195 


521 


403 


18 


2.115 



51 



CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 crates 










1992-93 


Piggy-back 
Truck 


- 


- 


- 


1 




3 


- 


- 


- 


4 




Fresh 




10 


127 


656 


591 


835 


713 


253 


10 


3,195 




For proc. 
























Total 




10 


127 


657 


591 


838 


713 


253 


10 


3,199 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 
Truck 




-- 


- 






1 


2 


- 




3 




Fresh 






8 


63 


391 


574 


815 


573 


104 


2,528 




For Proc. 
























Total 






8 


63 


391 


575 


817 


573 


104 


2,531 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 
























Truck 


— 




51 


259 


331 


602 


522 


99 


2 


1,866 




Fresh 
























For Proc. 
























Total 






51 


259 


331 


602 


522 


99 


2 


1,866 


1995-96 


Truck 
























Total 




3 


66 


314 


396 


564 


671 


351 


11 


2,376 




CARROTS:Shipment8 to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 








methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 






Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1 ,000 sacks " 










1992-93 


Piggy-back 
Truck 




7 


11 


14 


4 


16 


10 


2 


2 


65 




Fresh-mini 




5 


46 


81 


61 


75 


73 


61 


35 


437 




Fresh-other 






46 


186 


139 


205 


201 


147 


89 


1,013 




Total 




12 


103 


281 


204 


295 


284 


210 


126 


1,515 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 
Truck 








26 


24 


17 


18 


10 


3 


98 




Fresh-mini 






27 


91 


107 


102 


188 


23 


15 


553 




Fresh-other 




1 


47 


160 


184 


270 


252 


157 


41 


1,112 




Total 




1 


74 


277 


315 


389 


458 


190 


59 


1,763 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 










7 


6 


2 


3 




17 




Truck 






8 


40 


94 


108 


81 


80 


14 


425 




Fresh-mini 
























Fresh-other 
























Total 






8 


40 


101 


113 


83 


83 


14 


442 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 








5 




4 








9 




Truck 






43 


47 


49 


93 


116 


26 


16 


389 




Total 






43 


52 


49 


97 


115 


26 


16 


398 



" Fresh-mini sack equals 15 pounds, fresh-other equals 48 pounds. Piggyback varies according to mix of these varieties. 



52 



CAULIFLOWER: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 cartons 










1992-93 


Total " 




14 


18 


23 


3 










58 


1993-94 


Total " 




23 


24 


20 


24 


1 








92 


1 994-95 


Total " 




2 


8 


14 


16 


5 


21 






66 


1995-96 


Total " 






21 


13 


6 


13 


2 






55 



^' All shipments via truck. 



CELERY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 








1992-93 


Piggy-back 


2 


21 


14 


14 


21 


32 


68 


13 




185 




Truck 


34 


215 


346 


207 


338 


436 


604 


201 


2,381 




Total 


36 


236 


360 


221 


359 


468 


672 


214 


2,566 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 


1 


8 


15 


19 


17 


23 


20 


8 


111 




Truck 


20 


88 


221 


308 


319 


293 


217 


60 


1,526 




Total 


21 


96 


236 


327 


336 


316 


237 


68 


1,637 


1 994-95 


Piggy-back 








1 


5 


9 


9 




24 




Truck 


6 


32 


46 


129 


191 


285 


215 


32 


936 




Total 


6 


32 


46 


130 


196 


294 


224 


32 


960 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 




5 


7 


8 


14 


6 


8 




48 




Truck 


2 


50 


114 


103 


189 


242 


142 


47 


889 




Total 


2 


55 


121 


111 


203 


248 


150 


47 


937 



CHINESE CABBAGE: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1 992-93 


Total " 




4 


25 


45 


37 


48 


42 


24 


21 


246 


1993-94 


Total " 




6 


12 


36 


35 


41 


33 


20 


1 


184 


1994-95 


Total " 




2 


19 


15 


29 


38 


49 


11 




163 


1995-96 


Total " 




3 


16 


24 


17 


35 


41 


24 


2 


162 



All shipments via truck. 



53 





SWEET CORN: 


Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 






methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 








Crop 
year 


Method of 

chlnmpnt 


Oct'' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 












1 ,000 crates 












1992-93 


Piggy-back 












1 


5 


68 


29 


1 


104 




Truck 


119 


222 


191 


313 


131 


377 


763 


2,481 


1,836 


275 


6,708 




Total 


119 


222 


191 


313 


131 


378 


768 


2,549 


1,865 


276 


6,812 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 














9 


33 


14 


- 


56 




Truck 


200 


282 


196 


233 


347 


491 


1,920 


2,597 


1,037 


61 


7,364 




Total 


200 


282 


196 


233 


347 


491 


1,929 


2,630 


1,051 


61 


7,420 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 












3 


13 


12 


13 


- 


41 




Truck 


128 


152 


65 


102 


83 


334 


1,396 


2,824 


762 


120 


5,966 




Total 


128 


152 


65 


102 


83 


337 


1,409 


2,836 


775 


120 


6,007 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 








1 


1 






9 


20 


4 


35 




Truck 


173 


147 


195 


146 


249 


215 


861 


2,945 


1,486 


199 


6,616 




Total 


173 


147 


195 


147 


250 


215 


861 


2,954 


1,506 


203 


6,651 



" Includes September shipments. 



CUCUMBERS: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1,000 cartons 












1992-93 


Piggy-back ^' 
Truck 




4 


1 






4 


4 


6 


2 


21 




Fresh 


277 


788 


375 


307 


122 


340 


850 


1,821 


426 


5,306 




Total 


277 


792 


376 


307 


122 


344 


854 


1,827 


428 


5,327 


1993-94 


Piggy-back ^' 
Truck 












1 


1 


3 




5 




Fresh 


436 


504 


297 


277 


133 


319 


1,115 


899 


117 


4,097 




Total 


436 


504 


297 


277 


133 


320 


1,116 


902 


117 


4,102 


1994-95 


Piggy-back ^' 














6 






6 




Truck 


188 


543 


407 


74 


6 


323 


892 


876 


127 


3,436 




Total 


188 


543 


407 


74 


6 


323 


898 


876 


127 


3,442 


1995-96 


Piggy-back ^' 




1 


1 










1 




3 




Truck 


212 


514 


457 


204 


23 


138 


421 


1,340 


207 


3,516 




Total 


212 


515 


458 


204 


23 


138 


421 


1,341 


207 


3,519 



Includes September shipments. Process included with fresh. 



54 



EGGPLANT: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1,000 cartons 










1992-93 


Total ^' 


77 


144 


127 


176 


126 


117 


135 


242 


108 




1,252 


1993-94 


Total ^ 


71 


148 


149 


103 


87 


121 


171 


181 


58 


2 


1,091 


1994-95 


Total ^' 


44 


no 


101 


94 


72 


37 


138 


187 


59 


1 


843 


1995-96 


Total ^ 


34 


85 


125 


80 


36 


38 


78 


171 


116 


3 


766 



Includes September shipments. ^ All shipments via truck. 



ENDIVE-ESCAROLE: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1,000 crates 










1992-93 


Total " 


4 


61 


91 


99 


98 


100 


103 


78 




634 


1 993-94 


Total " 




55 


64 


78 


95 


97 


80 


22 




491 


1994-95 


Total " 




11 


47 


39 


46 


75 


121 


44 


2 


385 


1995-96 


Total " 




33 


72 


61 


56 


79 


63 


43 




407 



^' All shipments via truck. 



GREENS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 












1,000 crates 








1992-93 


Total " 


1 


5 


9 


14 


10 


8 


5 


52 


1993-94 


Total " 


1 


26 


28 


8 


10 


4 




77 


1994-95 


Total " 




2 


9 


10 


3 


2 




26 


1995-96 


Total " 


1 


4 


7 


12 


18 


21 


6 


69 



^' All shipments via truck. 



55 



LETTUCE: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 throughl 995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1,000 cartons " 








1992-93 


Piggy-bacic 
Truck 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 






— 


— 


1 




Iceberg 




19 


64 


84 


1 oZ 


1 Crt 

1 ov 


1 Zb 


98 




722 




Romaine 




23 


30 


26 


ob 


1 o 


oU 


15 




177 




Other 


1 


24 


41 


44 


Ob 


OO 


A C 

4o 


14 





271 




Total 


1 


66 


135 


154 


283 


204 


200 


127 




1,170 


1993-94 


Piggy-bacic 
Truck 


— 


— 


— 


— 


~ 


- 


- 


— 


— 


— 




Iceberg 




17 


52 


139 


1 OO 


1 /O 


OU 


2 




624 




Romaine 




20 


21 


20 


1 / 




1 U 


3 


- 


116 




Other 


_ 


17 


39 


37 


OO 




Zo 


2 




195 




Total 


— 


54 


112 


196 


238 


245 


83 


7 


— 


935 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 
Truck 
























Iceberg 






2 


12 


"7 


Ol 


Zs 






81 




Romaine 


- 


3 


5 


7 


■7 

/ 


ZU 


11 

oz 


5 


- 


79 




Other 


— 


2 


5 


7 


11 


15 


22 


3 


— 


65 




Total 


— 


5 


12 


26 


25 


66 


83 


8 


— 


225 


1995-96 


Truck 
























Iceberg 






31 


29 


23 


65 


37 


5 




1 90 




Romaine 




10 


27 


11 


13 


45 


20 


7 




133 




Other 




9 


24 


15 


12 


22 


17 


7 




106 




Total 




19 


82 


55 


48 


132 


74 


19 




429 



" Average weight per carton estimated at: Iceberg, 50 pounds; Romaine, 40 pounds; and other, 16 pounds. 



OKRA: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct" 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul ^' 


Total 














1,000 bushels 












1992-93 


Total ^' 


1 


11 


7 


4 


4 


3 


6 


18 


23 


11 


88 


1993-94 


Total 


15 


20 


7 


2 


4 


6 


16 


59 


38 


22 


189 


1994-95 


Total ^' 


9 


19 


1 1 


10 


9 


14 


22 


40 


22 


17 


173 


1995-96 


Total ^' 


24 


20 


16 


6 


4 


5 


11 


52 


39 


20 


197 



" Includes September shipments. ^' Includes any August shipments. ^' All shipments via truck. 



56 



DRY ONIONS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1 995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


U6C 


Jdn 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 










1 ,000 sacks 










1 992-93 


Tntal " 

1 otai 








1 
1 




4 




5 


1 993-94 


Total 








4 


2 


6 




12 




Total " 


1 
1 


A. 


8 


2 


*o 
z. 




1 
1 


1 fi 


1995-96 


Total " 




4 


3 


3 


2 


1 




13 



" All shipments via truck. *Rail and truck shipments. 



PARSLEY: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1 ,000 crates 










1992-93 


Total " 


2 


32 


56 


61 


42 


44 


53 


30 


4 


324 


1993-94 


Total " 


1 


26 


32 


36 


38 


43 


45 


17 




238 


1994-95 


Total " 


1 


10 


16 


20 


21 


31 


33 


12 




144 


1995-96 


Total " 




11 


39 


20 


21 


23 


25 


20 




159 



" All shipments via truck. 



GREEN PEPPERS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 



Method of 
shipment 



Oct 



Nov 



Dec 



Jan 



Feb 



Mar 



Apr 



May 



Jun 



Jul 



Total 



1 ,000 crates 



1992-93 


Piggy-back 














4 


1 


4 




9 




Truck 


140 


865 


1,329 


1,358 


1,008 


1,206 


1,332 


1,395 


584 




9,217 




Total 


140 


865 


1,329 


1,358 


1,008 


1,206 


1,336 


1,396 


588 




9,226 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 






4 


9 


13 


17 


15 


9 


3 




70 




Truck 


146 


876 


1,448 


1,051 


1,246 


1,604 


1,904 


1,365 


164 


4 


9,808 




Total 


146 


876 


1,452 


1,060 


1,259 


1,621 


1,919 


1,374 


167 


4 


9,878 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 














6 


1 






7 




Truck 


94 


798 


1,147 


664 


678 


687 


1,397 


1,419 


156 




7,040 




Total 


94 


798 


1,147 


664 


678 


687 


1,403 


1,420 


156 




7,047 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 






1 










3 






4 




Truck 


58 


464 


1,297 


1,110 


735 


828 


1,449 


1,897 


424 




8,262 




Total 


58 


464 


1,298 


1,110 


735 


828 


1,449 


1,900 


424 




8,266 



57 



IRISH POTATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun " 


Total 














1,000 cwt 








1992-93 


Piggy-back 




■ — 








4 


27 


5 


36 




Trucl< 








1 4o 


ovjy 


/ to 


2,457 


1,651 


5,336 




Total 








1 4o 


ovjy 


/ Ov 


2,484 


1 ,656 


5,372 


1 QQ'i QA 


Piggy-back 










1 
1 




102 


1 1 


t A ^ 

146 




Truck 








7 


95 


530 


1,738 


3,150 


845 


6,365 




Total 


~ 


~ 


7 


95 


531 


1,770 


3,252 


856 


6,511 


1 QQ/I QC 

1 yy4-y& 


Piggy-back 










3 


11 


■7 A 

74 


29 


117 




Truck 











46 


165 


196 


277 


140 


824 




Total 


~ 


~ 


~ 


46 


168 


207 


351 


169 


941 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 








1 


9 


n 


66 


35 


122 




Truck 


1 


4 


4 


74 


236 


226 


387 


267 


1,199 




Total 


1 


4 


4 


75 


245 


237 


453 


302 


1,321 



Includes July shipments. 



RADISHES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Total 














1,000 cwt 








1992-93 


Piggy-back 




46 


41 


30 


32 


32 


33 


43 




257 




Truck 


9 


31 


39 


36 


31 


42 


49 


46 


8 


291 




Total 


9 


77 


80 


66 


63 


74 


82 


89 


8 


548 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 


4 


33 


23 


33 


28 


31 


32 


8 


11 


203 




Truck 


6 


24 


38 


37 


37 


42 


30 


20 


2 


236 




Total 


10 


57 


61 


70 


65 


73 


62 


28 


13 


439 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 




1 




15 


47 


67 


37 


21 




188 




Truck 


1 


11 


6 


16 


17 


18 


24 


16 


1 


110 




Total 


1 


12 


6 


31 


64 


85 


61 


37 


1 


298 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 
























Truck 


1 


14 


41 


23 


20 


22 


31 


28 


2 


182 




Total 


1 


14 


41 


23 


20 


22 


31 


28 


2 


182 



58 



SOUTHERN PEAS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Drt 


IMUV 




Inn 


Feb 


Mar 




iviay 


Inn ^' 


Tntal 
1 u Lai 














1 ,000 bushels 










1 ^ J ^ ^ O 


Total ^' 

1 yJ Lai 


O 








A 


O 


A 




w 


40 




Tntal 3' 




1 Q 


Q 
O 


10 


8 


5 


7 


p 

o 








Tntal 3' 
1 Uldl 


1 


9 






1 


4 


i; 


7 


o 


^ / 


1995-96 


Total ^' 


1 


4 


7 


2 


7 


3 


8 


5 


5 


42 



includes September shipments. ^' Includes any July shipments. ^' All shipments via truck. 



SQUASH: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct'' 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jui 


Total 














1,000 bushels 












1992-93 


Total 


113 


429 


381 


315 


335 


315 


485 


568 


65 


1 


3,007 


1993-94 


Total ^' 


171 


600 


557 


507 


554 


596 


805 


278 


27 




4,095 


1994-95 


Total 


82 


321 


315 


296 


287 


468 


829 


357 


30 




2,985 


1995-96 


Total 


40 


247 


362 


152 


169 


209 


391 


359 


37 


3 


1,969 


Includes September shipments. All shipments via trucic. 



STRAWBERRIES: Shipments to other States and Canada and exports to other countries by months and 
methods of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Dec " 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Total 












1 ,000 flats 






1992-93 


Air 


2 


2 




1 






5 




Truck 


355 


910 


745 


1,849 


807 


21 


4,687 




Export 


20 


17 


17 


10 


5 


4 


73 




Total 


377 


929 


762 


1,860 


812 


25 


4,765 


1993-94 


Air 


7 




4 








11 




Truck 


334 


610 


1,079 


2,742 


231 




4,996 




Export 


4 


17 


12 


4 






37 




Total 


345 


627 


1,095 


2,746 


231 




5,044 


1994-95 


Air 


4 


10 


5 


5 


3 




27 




Truck 


274 


358 


430 


1.896 


344 




3,302 




Export 


12 


20 


9 


4 






45 




Total 


290 


388 


444 


1,905 


347 




3,374 


1995-96 


Air 


12 


7 


14 


14 


3 




50 




Truck 


408 


582 


730 


2,932 


673 


8 


5,333 




Export 


13 


23 


18 


15 


1 




70 




Total 


433 


612 


762 


2,961 


677 


8 


5,453 



" includes November shipments. 



59 



TOMATOES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct " 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 














1,000 cartons 












1992-93 


Piggy-back 


5 


45 


83 


46 


75 


102 


149 


85 


173 




763 




Truck 


2,932 


4,530 


7,677 


6,453 


4,998 


6,662 ■ 


6,247 


8,421 


8,323 


106 


56,349 




Total 


2,937 


4,575 


7,760 


6,499 


5,073 


6,764 


6,396 


8,506 


8,496 


106 


57,112 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 


32 


48 


48 


43 


66 


96 


219 


216 


106 


13 


887 




Truck 


2,447 


5,185 


5,490 


5,869 


5,324 


5,380 


8,434 


9,245 


4,670 


148 


52,192 




Total 


2,479 


5,233 


5,538 


5,912 


5,390 


5,476 


8,653 


9,461 


4,776 


161 


53,079 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 


14 


66 


80 


37 


43 


72 


138 


179 


35 




664 




Truck 


2,583 


5,001 


5,363 


3,507 


3,173 


2,918 


5,046 


7,718 


3.702 


223 


39,234 




Total 


2,597 


5,067 


5,443 


3,544 


3,216 


2,990 


5,184 


7,897 


3,737 


223 


39,898 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 




13 


26 


83 


133 


56 


54 


91 


93 


16 


565 




Truck 


1,675 


3,180 


5,777 


4,887 


2,746 


1,457 


3,447 


7,625 


5,578 


632 


37,004 




Total 


1,675 


3,193 


5,803 


4,970 


2,879 


1,513 


3,501 


7,716 


5,671 


648 


37,569 



^' Includes September shipments. 



CHERRY TOMATOEStShipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct" 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul 


Total 












1 ,000 cwt 














1992-93 


Total 2' 


7 


29 


34 


23 


21 




18 


18 


36 


41 


1 


228 


1993-94 


Total 


9 


30 


27 


26 


19 




17 


36 


36 


16 


1 


217 


1994-95 


Total 


6 


22 


25 


18 


10 




9 


19 


36 


14 




159 


1995-96 


Total " 


4 


13 


23 


12 


4 




6 


12 


36 


15 


1 


126 



" Includes September shipments. ^' All shipments via truck. 



60 



WATERMELONS: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Dec " 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul " 


Total 














Loads ^' 








1992-93 


Piggy-back 












145 


334 


32 


511 




Truck 


199 


18 


6 


1 


22 


3,284 


7,468 


1,417 


12,415 




Total 


199 


18 


6 


1 


22 


3,429 


7,802 


1,449 


12,926 


1993-94 


Piggy-back 


1 








39 


291 


117 


2 


450 




Truck 


205 


~ 


~ 


- 


972 


5,954 


5,536 


112 


12,779 




Total 


206 








1,011 


6,245 


5,653 


114 


13,229 


1994-95 


Piggy-back 


2 








1 8 


256 


60 


4 


340 




Truck 


109 


~ 




- 


162 


5,280 


5,242 


176 


10,969 




Total 


1 1 1 








180 


5,536 


5,302 


180 


1 1,309 


1995-96 


Piggy-back 












213 


176 




389 




Truck 


112 


11 








4,694 


6,746 


853 


12,416 




Total 


112 


11 








4,907 


6,922 


853 


12,805 



" Includes shipments prior to December. ^' Includes any August shipments. ^' 45,000 pounds per load. 



OTHER FRESH VEGETABLES: Shipments to other States and Canada by months and methods 
of shipment from Florida, crop years 1992-93 through 1995-96 



Crop 
year 


Method of 
shipment 


Oct" 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


Jun 


Jul ^' 


Total 














1 ,000 cwt 












1992-93 


Total ^' 


20 


30 


26 


25 


19 


16 


17 


18 


7 


8 


186 


1993-94 


Total ^' 


10 


10 


2 






20 


42 


23 


17 


6 


130 


1994-95 


Total 3' 


20 


17 


21 


15 


10 


12 


10 


9 


3 


11 


128 


1995-96 


Total ^' 


7 


7 


11 


6 


13 


3 


3 


3 


1 


4 


58 



" Includes September shipments. ^' Includes August shipments. ^' All shipments via truck. 



61 



SNAP BEANS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 





1 ,000 bushels received from - - 




1 ,000 bushels received from 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail Truck 


Rail Truck 


Rail Truck 




Rail Tnipk 


Rail Triipk 


Kail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


1 9R 


— o u 


1 oo 


Miami 


^7 


1 Q 
1 O 




56 


Bait-Wash 


161 


1 no 




New York-Newark 


o/Z 






776 


Boston 


1 79 


1 DR 

1 WW 


^ / / 


Philadelphia 


So 


/I 




164 


Chicago 


372 


^ww 


R^7 
Ow / 


Pittsburgh 


WW 


1 fi 
1 O 




O 1 


Cincinnati 


64 


18 


82 


St. Louis 


38 


36 




74 


Columbia, S.C. 


33 


27 


60 


San Fran-Oakland 




4 334 


4 


334 


Dallas 


46 


129 


175 


Seattle-Tacoma 




70 




70 


Detroit 


93 


50 


143 












Los Angeles 




387 


387 


Total U.S. 


- 1,642 


4 2,089 


4 


3,731 



CABBAGE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1 995 through June 1 996 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 crates received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




243 




460 






703 


Miami 


65 




79 




144 


Bait-Wash 




143 




359 






502 


New York-Newark 


268 


16 


895 


16 


1,163 


Boston 




81 


11 


349 


1 1 




430 


Philadelphia 


89 


8 


251 


8 


340 


Chicago 




77 


34 


1,039 


34 




1,116 


Pittsburgh 


74 




250 




324 


Cincinnati 




75 




345 






420 


St. Louis 


1 




231 




232 


Columbia, S.C. 




60 




67 






127 


San Fran-Oakland 






432 




432 


Dallas 




4 




305 






309 


Seattle-Tacoma 






280 




280 


Detroit 




4 




241 






245 














Los Angeles 








624 






624 


Total U.S. 


- 1,184 


69 


6,207 


69 


7,391 



CANTALOUPES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 





1 ,000 crates received from - - 




1 ,000 crates received from 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


50 




650 




700 


Miami 


3 




236 




239 


Bait-Wash 


22 


8 


623 


8 


645 


New York-Newark 




171 


906 


171 


906 


Boston 




93 


853 


93 


853 


Philadelphia 


3 


91 


431 


91 


434 


Chicago 




217 


1,457 


217 


1,457 


Pittsburgh 




1 


314 


1 


314 


Cincinnati 






346 




346 


St. Louis 






296 




296 


Columbia, S.C. 


64 




113 




177 


San Fran-Oakland 






1,137 




1,137 


Dallas 






276 




276 


Seattle-Tacoma 






597 




597 


Detroit 


1 




456 




457 














Los Angeles 






1,894 




1,894 


Total U.S. 


143 


581 


10,585 


581 


10,728 



CARROTS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 bags received from - - 


City 


1,000 bags received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


47 




440 




487 


Miami 




46 


58 


189 


58 


235 


Bait-Wash 


1 25 


37 


367 


38 


392 


New York-Newark 


4 


48 


775 


840 


779 


888 


Boston 


45 


453 


581 


453 


626 


Philadelphia 


6 


25 


252 


288 


258 


313 


Chicago 


90 


333 


918 


333 


1,008 


Pittsburgh 




36 




307 




342 


Cincinnati 


9 


3 


421 


3 


430 


St. Louis 




2 


2 


381 


2 


383 


Columbia, S.C. 


11 




27 




38 


San Fran-Oakland 








830 




830 


Dallas 






276 




276 


Seattle-Tacoma 








560 




560 


Detroit 




8 


445 


8 


445 
















Los Angeles 






1,207 




1,207 


Total U.S. 


1 1 


383 


1,921 


8,077 


1,933 


8,460 



62 



CAULIFLOWER: Rail and truck arrivals from Rorida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 







1 ,000 cartons received from 






1 ,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 




Rail 




Rail 






Rail 




Rail 




Rail 




Atlanta 








ICC 

1 DO 




ICC 

1 Ob 


Miami 




1 1 




A 

84 




9d 


Bait-Wash 




3 


1 4 


31 1 


1 4 


314 


New York-Newark 




4 


321 


AQI 

49 / 


321 




Boston 






■10 1 


41 y 


191 


41 9 


Philadelphia 




lO 


1 40 


oil 
212 


1 >1 c 

1 46 


222 


Chicago 






494 


^ C A 

764 


AQ A 

494 


/D4 


Pittsburgh 






2 


201 


2 


201 


Cincinnati 












zoo 


St. Louis 








233 




Zoo 


Columbia, S.C. 








11 




11 


San Fran-Oakland 








372 




372 


Dallas 








103 




103 


Seattle-Tacoma 








263 




263 


Detroit 








351 




351 
















Los Angeles 








451 




451 


Total U.S. 




28 


1,168 


4,692 


1,168 


4,720 


CELERY: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 




1 ,000 crates received from - - 




1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




56 




197 




253 


Miami 




35 




103 




138 


Bait-Wash 


2 


24 


34 


386 


36 


410 


New York-Newark 


8 


40 


449 


419 


457 


459 


Boston 


11 


13 


286 


223 


297 


236 


Philadelphia 


29 


70 


223 


252 


252 


322 


Chicago 




105 


517 


624 


517 


729 


Pittsburgh 




11 


14 


233 


14 


244 


Cincinnati 




9 




254 




263 


St. Louis 




9 




152 




161 


Columbia, S.C. 




12 




9 




21 


San Fran-Oakland 








414 




414 


Dallas 








144 




144 


Seattle-Tacoma 








294 




294 


Detroit 








378 




378 
















Los Angeles 








1,015 




1,015 


Total U.S. 


50 


384 


1,523 


5,097 


1,573 


5,481 


CHINESE CABBAGE: 


Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 








1 ,000 crates received from - 






1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








28 




28 


Miami 




7 




11 




18 


Bait-Wash 




4 




26 




30 


New York-Newark 




2 




6 




8 


Boston 




8 




20 




28 


Philadelphia 




1 




8 




9 


Chicago 








115 




115 


Pittsburgh 








5 




5 


Cincinnati 




2 




16 




18 


St. Louis 








10 




10 


Columbia, S.C. 








2 




2 


San Fran-Oakland 








113 




113 


Dallas 




1 




74 




75 


Seattle-Tacoma 








34 




34 


Detroit 




9 




25 




34 
















Los Angeles 








379 




379 


Total U.S. 




34 




872 




906 




CORN 


: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 










1 ,000 crates received from 






1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




258 




32 




290 


Miami 




56 




6 




62 


Bait-Wash 


5 


285 


4 


118 


9 


403 


New Orleans 














Boston 


4 


325 


2 


102 


6 


427 


New York-Newark 


13 


491 


8 


54 


21 


545 


Buffalo 






2 




2 




PhiladelpNa 


10 


284 


5 


67 


15 


351 


Chicago 




450 




207 




657 


Pittsburgh 




132 




18 




150 


Cincinnati 




182 




17 




199 


St. Louis 




213 




34 




247 


Columbia, S.C. 




61 




11 




72 


San Fran-Oakland 




35 




555 




590 


Dallas 




150 




78 




228 


Seattle-Tacoma 




33 




191 




224 


Detroit 




197 




36 




233 
















Los Angeles 




88 




1,030 




1,118 


Total U.S. 


32 


3,240 


21 


2,556 


53 


5,796 



63 



CUCUMBERS: Rail and truck arrivals from Rorida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 





1 ,000 crates received from - - 




1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Rorida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



152 
1S6 
236 
245 
64 
36 
24 
54 
4 



134 
268 
535 
728 
95 
53 
189 
364 
951 



286 Miami 

454 New York-Newark 

771 Philadelphia 

973 Pittsburgh 

159 St. Louis 

89 San Fran-Oakland 

213 Seattle-Tacoma 
418 

955 Total U.S. 



70 
459 
150 
143 

91 



1 1,914 



37 
625 
183 
163 
172 
388 
182 

5,067 



107 
1,084 
333 
306 
263 
388 
182 

6,981 



EGGPLANT: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1 ,000 cartons received from 






City 




1 ,000 cartons received from ■ 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




23 




16 






39 


Miami 




46 




12 




58 


Bait-Wash 




55 




50 






105 


New York-Newark 




420 


2 


475 


2 


895 


Boston 




111 




124 






235 


Philadelphia 




65 




47 




112 


Chicago 




180 




292 






472 


Pittsburgh 




15 




15 




30 


Cincinnati 




8 




15 






23 


St. Louis 




7 




12 




19 


Columbia, S.C. 




7 




3 






10 


San Fran-Oakland 








254 




254 


Dallas 




11 




57 






68 


Seattle-Tacoma 








59 




59 


Detroit 




28 




69 






97 
















Los Angeles 








493 






493 


Total U.S. 




976 


2 


1,993 


2 


2,969 



ESCAROLE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 





1 ,000 crates received from - - 




1 ,000 crates received from - - 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



12 
31 
55 
1 



16 



9 
5 
14 
272 
15 

8 
16 
47 



9 Miami 

17 New York-Newark 

45 Philadelphia 

327 Pittsburgh 

1 6 St. Louis 

~ San Fran-Oakland 

8 Seattle-Tacoma 

32 

47 Total U.S. 



6 

304 
36 
15 



476 



22 
160 
18 
12 

12 
7 

617 



28 
464 
54 
27 

12 
7 

1,093 



GREENS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1 ,000 bushels received from 






City 




1,000 bushels received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




4 




404 






408 


Miami 




8 




47 




55 


Bait-Wash 




7 




452 






459 


New York-Newark 




86 




1,224 




1,310 


Boston 




2 


2 


309 


2 




311 


Philadelphia 




4 




315 




319 


Chicago 




3 




863 






866 


Pittsburgh 




1 




83 




84 


Cincinnati 








317 






317 


St. Louis 








154 




154 


Columbia, S.C. 








70 






70 


San Fran-Oakland 








286 




286 


Dallas 




8 




282 






290 


Seattle-Tacoma 








112 




112 


Detroit 








355 






355 
















Los Angeles 




8 




558 






566 


Total U.S. 




131 


2 


5,831 


2 


5,962 



64 



LETTUCE--ICEBURG: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



Citv 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 




Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


nail 1 lUCK 


Rail 


Truck 


nail 


Truck 


Kail 


Truck 


Kail 


Truck 


Kail 


Truck 


A tl o n't a 


Q 




1,453 




1,461 


iviiaii II 




51 




410 




461 


Dull, vvaoii 


b 


139 


1,134 


139 


1,140 








1,187 


1,144 


1,187 


1,144 


DUo lUi 1 




698 


2,014 


698 


2,014 


PKil aH Alnhin 
1 1 iiiaucf i|jiiici 




1 


572 


899 


572 


900 






1,283 


1,951 


1,283 


1,951 








34 


765 


34 


765 








770 




770 


Cf 1 niiia 








813 




813 




O 




146 




152 


Oall rf alfwalklallU 








970 




970 








394 




394 


woaiiio 1 Owui 1 la 








614 




614 


Detroit 






1,130 




1,130 
















Los Angeles 






2,212 




2,212 


Total U.S. 




72 


3,913 


16,819 


3,913 


16,891 



LETTUCE--ROMAINE: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1 ,000 crates received from 






City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








515 






515 


Miami 




15 




336 




351 


Bait-Wash 




4 


9 


653 


9 




657 


New York-Newark 




1 


339 


1,251 


339 


1,253 


Boston 




2 


236 


1,157 


236 




1,159 


Philadelphia 




15 


179 


608 


179 


623 


Chicago 




2 


480 


910 


480 




912 


Pittsburgh 




2 




140 




142 


Cincinnati 




10 




269 






279 


St. Louis 








190 




190 


Columbia, S.C. 








28 






28 


San Fran-Oakland 








852 




852 


Dallas 




1 




258 






259 


Seattle-Tacoma 








560 




560 


Detroit 








549 






549 
















Los Angeles 








1,227 






1,227 


Total U.S. 




52 


1,243 


9,504 


1,243 


9,556 



LETTUCE-OTHER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 crates received from 






City 


1 ,000 crates received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


40 




162 






202 


Miami 




22 




186 




208 


Bait-Wash 


9 




379 






388 


New York-Newark 




87 




1,101 




1,188 


Boston 


2 


14 


570 


14 




572 


Philadelphia 




7 




239 




246 


Chicago 


1 




690 






691 


Pittsburgh 




8 




160 




168 


Cincinnati 


7 




236 






243 


St. Louis 








115 




115 


Columbia, S.C. 


1 




16 






17 


San Fran-Oakland 








802 




802 


Dallas 


1 




181 






182 


Seattle-Tacoma 








382 




382 


Detroit 


6 




339 






345 
















Los Angeles 






1,041 






1,041 


Total U.S. 




191 


14 


6,599 


14 


6,790 



OKRA: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1,000 bushels received from 




City 


1 ,000 bushels received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




22 




10 




32 


Miami 


6 




8 






14 


Bait-Wash 




5 




2 




7 


New York-Newark 


40 




74 






114 


Boston 




5 




3 




8 


Philadelphia 


5 




4 






9 


Chicago 




19 




27 




46 


Pittsburgh 














Cincinnati 








1 




1 


St. Louis 














Columbia, S.C. 




5 








5 


San Fran-Oakland 






14 






14 


Dallas 








40 




40 


Seattle-Tacoma 














Detroit 




2 




10 




12 
















Los Angeles 






20 


20 


20 


20 


Total U.S. 


109 


20 


213 


20 




322 



65 



PEPPERS-BELL: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 bushels received from - - 


City 




1,000 bushels received from 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 
ricl II 


Truck 


Rail 
Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




ADR 




'5 1 R 




/ A i 


Miami 














Bait-Wash 




4.1 7 


1 
1 




1 
1 


/ 0\J 


New York-Newark 




1 1 7n 
1 / 1 /u 






1 


O Aft O 


Boston 




1 1 77 
1,1// 










Philadelphia 












1 

1 ,UOO 


Chicago 




657 


6 


1,116 


6 


1,773 


Pittsburgh 




263 




221 




484 


Cincinnati 




246 




267 




513 


St. Louis 




139 




235 




374 


Columbia, S.C. 




87 




25 




112 


San Fran-Oakland 




5 


9 


951 


9 


956 


Dallas 




85 




353 




438 


Seattle-Tacoma 




3 




412 




415 


Detroit 




243 




562 




805 
















Los Angeles 




16 


8 


1,622 


8 


1,638 


Total U.S. 


3 


5,705 


60 


8,500 


63 


14,205 



PEPPERS-OTHER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 bushels received from -- 


City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 


18 




37 




55 


Miami 




27 




35 




62 


Bait-Wash 


20 


1 


42 


1 


62 


New York-Newark 




456 




228 




684 


Boston 


65 


9 


27 


9 


92 


Philadelphia 




55 




19 




74 


Chicago 


363 




1,225 




1,588 


Pittsburgh 




25 




12 




37 


Cincinnati 


14 




41 




55 


St. Louis 




4 




4 




8 


Columbia, S.C. 


10 








10 


San Fran-Oakland 








314 




314 


Dallas 


33 




205 




238 


Seattle-Tacoma 








77 




77 


Detroit 


78 




31 




109 
















Los Angeles 






927 




927 


Total U.S. 




1,168 


10 


3,224 


10 


4,392 



POTATOES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1996 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 cwt received from -- 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




94 


185 


883 


185 


977 


Miami 




81 


349 


346 


349 


427 


Bait-Wash 


10 


91 


165 


795 


175 


886 


New York-Newark 


42 


22 


1,733 


1,345 


1,775 


1,367 


Boston 


5 


95 


600 


2,000 


605 


2,095 


Philadelphia 


12 


113 


473 


886 


485 


999 


Chicago 




38 


3,850 


1,271 


3,850 


1,309 


Pittsburgh 




82 


235 


1,725 


235 


1,807 


Cincinnati 




24 


101 


812 


101 


836 


St. Louis 




19 


711 


1,120 


71 1 


1,139 


Columbia, S.C. 




37 


187 


126 


187 


163 


San Fran-Oakland 




14 




1,332 




1,346 


Dallas 




13 


167 


849 


167 


862 


Seattle-Tacoma 




17 




939 




956 


Detroit 




43 


390 


863 


390 


906 
















Los Angeles 




6 


71 


4,249 


71 


4,255 


Total U.S. 


69 


789 


9,217 


19,541 


9,286 


20,330 



POTATOES-CHIPPER: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1 995 through June 1 996 





1 ,000 cwt received from - - 




1,000 cwt received from 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail Truck 


Rail Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




532 




1,248 




1,780 


Miami 










Bait-Wash 


5 






1 


6 


1 


New York-Newark 


83 




83 




Boston 


24 


1 




2 


24 


3 


Philadelphia 


72 




72 




Chicago 


1 








1 




Pittsburgh 










Cincinnati 


26 


7 




79 


26 


86 


St. Louis 










Columbia, S.C. 














San Fran-Oakland 




183 




183 


Dallas 








928 




928 


Seattle-Tacoma 










Detroit 




126 




714 




840 












Los Angeles 














Total U.S. 


211 666 


- 3,155 


21 1 


3,821 



66 



RADISHES: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1 ,000 cartons received from 




City 




1 ,000 cartons received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




54 




39 




93 


Miami 





40 





10 






50 


Bait-Wash 




98 




87 




185 


New York-Newark 




247 


„ 


194 






441 


Boston 




52 




189 




241 


Philadelphia 




61 




61 






122 


Chicago 




627 




1,484 




2,111 


Pittsburgh 




65 




83 






148 


Cincinnati 




69 




93 




162 


St. Louis 


„ 


78 





12 






90 


Columbia, B.C. 




13 




1 




14 


San Fran-Oakland 




17 




1,581 






1,598 


Dallas 




24 




145 




169 


Seattle-Tacoma 








346 






346 


Detroit 




72 




300 




372 


















Los Angeles 




1 




1,241 




1,242 


Total U.S. 




1,518 




5,866 






7,384 



SPINACH: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1,000 bushels received from 




City 




1,000 bushels received from 






Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 








157 




157 


Miami 








49 






49 


Bait-Wash 








93 




93 


New York-Newark 




4 




539 






543 


Boston 






1 


230 


1 


230 


Philadelphia 








49 






49 


Chicago 








474 




474 


Pittsburgh 








32 






32 


Cincinnati 








74 




74 


St. Louis 








49 






49 


Columbia, S.C. 








13 




13 


San Fran-Oakland 








329 






329 


Dallas 








56 




56 


Seattle-Tacoma 








126 






126 


Detroit 








158 




158 


















Los Angeles 








397 




397 


Total U.S. 




4 


1 


2,825 


1 




2,829 



SQUASH: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 




1 ,000 bushels received from 




City 


1,000 bushels received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




116 




83 




199 


Miami 




46 




19 




65 


Bait-Wash 




103 




154 




257 


New York-Newark 




271 




430 




701 


Boston 




196 




506 




702 


Philadelphia 




67 




104 




171 


Chicago 




214 




568 




782 


Pittsburgh 




22 




46 




68 


Cincinnati 




36 




69 




105 


St. Louis 




14 




60 




74 


Columbia, S.C. 




34 




31 




65 


San Fran-Oakland 








682 




682 


Dallas 




38 




158 




196 


Seattle-Tacoma 




1 




229 




230 


Detroit 




21 




181 




202 
















Los Angeles 








879 




879 


Total U.S. 




1,179 




4,199 




5,378 



STRAWBERRIES: Rail and truck arrivals from Rorida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 flats received from - - 


City 


1,000 flats received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




329 




889 




1,218 


Miami 




80 




130 






210 


Bait-Wash 




185 


8 


1,188 


8 


1,373 


New York-Newark 




181 




1,190 






1,371 


Boston 




116 


35 


1,207 


35 


1,323 


Philadelphia 




467 


8 


1,515 


8 




1,982 


Chicago 




424 


4 


1,745 


4 


2,169 


Pittsburgh 




83 




829 






912 


Cincinnati 




142 




827 




969 


St. Louis 




15 




961 






976 


Columbia, S.C. 




50 




32 




82 


San Fran-Oakland 


1 


10 


3 


1,397 


4 




1,407 


Dallas 




54 




507 




561 


Seattle-Tacoma 








975 






975 


Detroit 




80 




1,031 




1.111 


















Los Angeles 


6 




19 


2,297 


25 


2,297 


Total U.S. 


7 


2,216 


77 


16,720 


84 




18,936 



67 



TOMATOES: Rail and taick arrivals from Rorida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cartons received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 1 


Truck 


Atlanta 




1 ,888 




1,113 




3,001 


Miami 




856 




1 "^n 






Bait-Wash 


33 


1 ,292 


13 


830 


46 


2,1 22 


New York-Newark 


204 


2 004 


301 


1 551 


505 




Boston 


24 


2,657 


218 


757 


242 


3,414 


Philadelphia 


267 


2,432 


1 68 


1 ,434 


435 


3 866 


Chicago 




1,976 


225 


2,149 


225 


4,125 


Pittsburgh 




643 


2 


325 


2 


968 


Cincinnati 




879 




904 




1,783 


St. Louis 




373 




467 




840 


Columbia, S.C. 




1,369 




349 




1,718 


San Fran-Oakland 




28 


32 


2,691 


32 


2,719 


Dallas 




925 




4,226 




5,151 


Seattle-Tacoma 




92 




1,070 




1,162 


Detroit 




887 




1,470 




2,357 
















Los Angeles 




1,508 


10 


9,812 


10 


11,320 


Total U.S. 


528 


19,809 


969 


29,278 


1,497 


49,087 



TOMATOES-CHERRY: Rail and truck arrivals from Rorida and other States, October 1 995 through June 1 996 



City 




1 ,000 cartons received from 






City 




1 ,000 cartons received from - 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




128 




72 






200 


Miami 




47 




5 




52 


Bait-Wash 




82 




88 






170 


New York-Newark 




87 


7 


330 


7 


417 


Boston 




79 


1 


291 


1 




370 


Philadelphia 




79 




392 




471 


Chicago 




294 




685 






979 


Pittsburgh 




29 




36 




65 


Cincinnati 




56 




102 






158 


St. Louis 




21 




48 




69 


Columbia, S.C. 




40 




14 






54 


San Fran-Oakland 








249 




249 


Dallas 




41 




224 






265 


Seattle-Tacoma 




1 




124 




125 


Detroit 




34 




276 






310 
















Los Angeles 








748 






748 


Total U.S. 




1,018 


8 


3,684 


8 


4,702 



PEAS (OTHER THAN GREEN): Rail and truck arrivals from Rorida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 







1 ,000 bushels received from 








1 ,000 bushels received from ■ 




City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 




Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 



Atlanta 

Bait-Wash 

Boston 

Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Columbia, S.C. 

Dallas 

Detroit 

Los Angeles 



3 
37 



4 
37 



Miami 

New York-Newark 
Philadelphia 
Pittsburgh 
St. Louis 

San Fran-Oakland 
Seattle-Tacoma 

Total U.S. 



43 



46 



WATERMELONS: Rail and truck arrivals from Florida and other States, October 1995 through June 1996 



City 


1,000 cwt received from - - 


City 


1 ,000 cwt received from - - 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Atlanta 




162 




84 






246 


Miami 




23 




90 






113 


Bait-Wash 


3 


234 




85 


3 




319 


New York-Newark 


84 


138 


1 1 


689 


95 




827 


Boston 


13 


152 


1 


210 


14 




362 


Philadelphia 


50 


121 


6 


83 


56 




204 


Chicago 




130 




285 






415 


Pittsburgh 




89 




98 






187 


Cincinnati 




23 




60 






83 


St. Louis 




63 




37 






100 


Columbia, S.C. 




172 




61 






233 


San Fran-Oakland 








403 






403 


Dallas 




6 




178 






184 


Seattle-Tacoma 








246 






246 


Detroit 




58 




156 






214 


















Los Angeles 








1,080 






1,080 


Total U.S. 


150 


1,371 


18 


3,845 


168 




5,216 



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BUREAU OF STATE FARMERS' MARKETS 
Don Coker, Chief 
541 East Tennessee Street 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308 
904/487-4322 
FAX: 904/488-9006 



BONIFAY 

Vacant, Market Manager 
Connie Johnson, Clerk Specialist 
P.O. Box 716, Hwy 90 
Bonifay, FL 32425 
904/547-2540 FAX: 547-3181 

FLORIDA CITY 

Paul Cardwell, Sr. Market Manager 
Patricia Bouchard, Secretary Specialist 
300 N. Krome Avenue 
Florida City, FL 33034 
305/246-6335 FAX: 246-7012 

FORT MYERS 

Clad Brockett, Sr. Market Manager 
Dee James, Secretary Specialist 
P.O. Box 187, 2744 Edison Ave. 
Ft. Myers, FL 33916 
941/332-6910 FAX: 332-6995 

FORT PIERCE 

Pete Serra, Sr. Market Manager 

Rory Cromer, Senior Clerk 

P.O. Box 866, 3479 South Federal Hwy. 

Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 

407/468-3917 FAX: 468-4002 

GADSDEN 

Jim Warner, Regional Supervisor 
Rt. 4 Box 1228-F 
Quincy, FL 32351 
904/627-6484 FAX: 875-2662 

IMMOKALEE 

Jerry Hubbart, Sr. Market Manager 
Louise King, Senior Clerk 
424 New Market Road 
Immokalee, FL 34142 
941/658-3505 FAX: 657-5851 

PALATKA 

Terry Driggers, Sr. Market Manager 
Thelma Hutcherson, Secretary 
225 Highway 17 South 
East Palatka, FL 32131 
904/329-3713 FAX: 329-3771 



PLANT CITY 

Diana Durrance, Market Manager 
Cindy Suszko, Senior Clerk 
P.O. Box 637, 1305 W. Haines Street 
Plant City, FL 33564-0637 
813/757-9027 FAX: 757-9030 

POMPANO 

Cecilia Frau, Sr. Market Manager 
Dale Fargo, Secretary Specialist 
1255 W. Atlantic Blvd. 
Pompano Beach, FL 33069 
954/946-6570 FAX: 783-8414 

SANFORD 

Sid Blanton, Sr. Market Manager 
Elsie O'Neil, Secretary Specialist 
1300 - IAS. French Avenue 
Sanford, FL 32771 
407/330-6783 FAX: 330-6786 

STARKE 

Terry Driggers, Market Manager 
2222 North Temple Hwy 
Starke, FL 32091 
904/964-6951 FAX: 964-7825 

SUWANNEE VALLEY-WHITE SPRINGS 

Terry Driggers, Market Manager 
Edye Buchanan, Senior Clerk 
Rt. 1 Box 3135, SR 136 
White Springs, FL 32096 
904/963-5903 FAX: 963-3391 

TRENTON 

Terry Driggers, Market Manager 
P.O. Box 157 
Trenton, FL 32693 
904/463-3142 

WAUCHULA 

Diana Durrance, Sr. Market Manager 
Sandra Carlton, Secretary Specialist 
625-A S. 6th Ave. 
Wauchula, FL 33873 
941/773-9850 FAX: 773-3802 



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Major Florida Vegetables Shares 
of Total Production Value, 
1995-96 Season 



Green peppers 12.6% 



Potatoes 8.5% 



;quash 1.8% 



omatoes 29.7% 




Cucumbers 3.3% 

Sweet corn 6.2% 

Cabbage 2.0% 

Snap Beans 4.9% 

Radishes 1.4% 

Strawberries 7.6% 



Watermelons 3.4% 



Others 18.6% 



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